From the archives: things you're afraid to ask about digestion.
Bugs, lasers, and more at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America
A delicious physics problem
Plus, other environmental issues wreaking havoc on the best meal of the day.
Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.
How Clostridium, a nasty pathogen, makes an infectiously delicious confection
Most of the food weight and water retention disappears in time.
An Obama Administration act will phase in some school meal changes this year and next.
In part, we're really just going back to our caveman roots.
Unless the person you're shopping for has obsessive tendencies, fitness trackers won't help him or her get into shape.
The tale of the "plant hunters," farming whales, vegetable matter that rains from the sky and more
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Using in-car monitoring apps to keep an eye on things like blood sugar
Thanks to biotechnology and widespread genetic modification, the meal you'll enjoy tomorrow certainly isn't your grandma's feast
The best way to prepare for catastrophe? Head to the place where they engineer it.
At 245 pounds, Japan's Twendy-One is sturdy enough to lift its elderly patients clear off the ground, and force sensors in its fingertips and humanlike joints mean it can do it without crushing them
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
New studies on fitness, fatness, baldness, and more
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
The banana as we know it is on a crash course toward extinction. For scientists, the battle to resuscitate the world's favorite fruit has begun--a race against time that just may be too late to win
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
The battle over genetically modified food is over: Supercrops won. Now crops designed to yield drugs and vaccines have come close to slipping into our food supply. No one knows if they're safe, and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.