Why Do We Tickle?

Why do we tickle, why are we ticklish? Why does it make us laugh even while we try to get away from it? It's a ticklish subject....
Organic vegetables

Is it Nutritionally Beneficial to Go Organic?

Research suggests that there are real nutritional differences between organic and non-organic produce, milk, and meat. 

The Secret Lives of Trees

Trees in the forest communicate with each other through underground networks shaped and assisted by ectomycorrhizal fungi. 
Doctor Death

Why Did the Plague Continue to Reemerge After the Middle Ages?

New research suggests alarming details about the plague, which repeatedly devastated populations across Europe, Asia, and Africa over the centuries. 
Wine tasting pino noir

The Science Behind What Makes a Great Pinot Noir Great

Four compounds have been identified that can help growers determine the best time to harvest their grapes. 
Octopus vulgaris.

Consider the Octopus

Are octopuses as solitary and introverted as we previously imagined?
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Was One Sick Dude

Charles Darwin was able to pursue his life's work despite suffering from a variety of ailments the doctors could never explain. 
Difficult choice between reason and passion.

Is There a Part of the Brain That Correlates To Feelings of Love?

Studying the anterior insula, a prune-sized region tucked away at the base of the brain, may provide interesting clues. 
Antibodies attacking a virus.

Could There Be a ‘Silver Bullet’ Therapy for Ebola?

Monoclonal antibodies may be the key to treating the deadly Ebola virus. 
Compost Heap

Should You Compost?

The science is clear: composting organic waste is good for the environment.