Health & Medicine

  1. Animals

    A bowerbird’s guide to style

    To attract a mate, male bowerbirds go for a cheaper, low-key look instead of showy decorations.

  2. Animals

    A hangout for elusive blue whales

    Scientists have now found a place off southern Chile where blue whales gather.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Fighting Off Micro-Invader Epidemics

    Colds, the flu, and other, deadlier diseases can spread very quickly.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Prime Time for Broken Bones

    Today's kids are breaking arm bones far more often than did kids just 30 years ago.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Turning to Sweets, Fats to Calm the Brain

    Constant worries may drive people to eat sweet and fatty foods that can soothe the brain.

  6. Animals

    Delivering a little snake venom

    Poisonous snakes may control the amount of venom that they inject.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Speedy Gene Gives Runners a Boost

    A gene known as ACTN3 may influence whether athletes are better suited to sprinting or to endurance running.

  8. Animals

    Navigating by the light of the moon

    A dung beetle is the first animal found to navigate by detecting a property of moonlight.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Opening a Channel for Tasting Salt

    Scientists may be a step closer to explaining people's fondness for salty snacks.

  10. Tech

    Cell phones and possible health hazards

    Radiation from some cell phones appears to kill brain cells in rats.

  11. Animals

    Booby brothers and bullies

    Baby brown boobies can be pretty rough and tough in the nest.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Sleeping Soundly for a Longer Life

    People who have trouble falling or staying asleep may be more likely to die sooner from natural causes compared to those who sleep well.