Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Pioneering surgeons have made it possible to transplant a human uterus that can bear children, offering hope to millions of women who never thought they could give birth.
Scientists still aren't sure why brain training only works for some people.
Treats for physicists, chemists, biologists, and others.
Looks matter, but so do sounds and smells.
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
Obesity is booming, yet there are only two medications approved for long-term weight loss. Why is it so hard to make a diet pill that works? For one thing, evolution hates diets
Two Philadelphia doctors are championing an unconventional new treatment for keeping cardiac-arrest victims alive, with as little brain damage as possible: just give them hypothermia
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
Once upon a time, a neurosurgeon's best friends were a buzz saw and a knife. Now, robotic hands offer doctors the best chance of performing miracles
Cancer-killing nanoparticles, fat-fighting nucleic acids and more breakthroughs set to transform health care
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Time to face facts.
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