The Reason You Don’t Have to Grocery Shop Every Day

Food preservatives are a major part of how we live now. But who invented them?

What’s A Healthier Choice: A Big Mac or A Chipotle Burrito?

Consumers looking to make a healthier choice need to consider that "fast casual" restaurants aren't always better than fast food.

How Francis Crick Almost Didn’t Make His Huge DNA Discovery

British physicist-turned-biologist Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA 100 years ago. Crick had a convoluted route to this important discovery.

The Brain’s Memory Back-Up Plan

Neuroscientists have discovered how memory is stored–and backed up–in the brain.
Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964)

Rachel Carson’s Lasting Legacy

On this day in 1907, Rachel Carson—one of the greatest ecologists and nature writers of our time—was born.

Why Blue Is Better Than Green At Beating the Blues

There might be a reason why being out in nature can put you in a naturally better mood. A new study researched the psychological benefits of ocean views.  

A New Use For Soy

When it comes to the relationship between people and soy—a replacement for animal proteins derived from soybeans—well, it's complicated.
Malayan Tiger at National Zoo Malaysia

Can Game Theory Help Save Our Forests?

How forests and endangered species might be saved by artificial intelligence and game theory.
Elder care

Let’s Talk About Dying Well

Physicians and family members still have trouble talking candidly about dying and what it means to die well.
Spiral of Plankton in Indian Ocean

The Effects of El Niño You Never Hear About

El Niño is a complex series of weather patterns that arises in the Pacific, influencing weather phenomena around the world. But what's it doing to plankton?