Yiddish Sex Manual

Risqué and Radical: Benzion Liber’s X-Rated Yiddish Sex Guide

In 1915, Dr. Benzion Liber published a book that described good sex, pregnancy, childbirth, masturbation, sex education, and venereal diseases…in Yiddish.

Do Reminders of Death Affect Reckless Driving?

Self-driving cars are meant to eliminate reckless driving. But can anything really stop motorists from making bad choices?
Carter and Children

How One Nightmarish Disease Was Eradicated

Guinea worm, scourge of the tropics, may be nearing its end.
Earbuds

Why Do Some People Get “Skin Orgasms” from Listening to Music?

Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? The science behind "skin orgasms," or frisson.
Gun control

Why Doctors Are Prescribing Gun Legislation

Gun legislation is once again becoming a public health concern, according to the AMA and other medical groups.
wagon

The Strange Tale of 19th-Century Quack Doctors

During the 19th century, quack “doctors” outnumbered legitimate ones three to one. The reasons people are attracted to quackery remain with us today.

The Lasting Fallout of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

A recent paper provides evidence that the Tuskegee Syphilis Study reduced the life expectancy of African-American men.

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?

Be Honest, Can You Really Tell Left from Right?

Laterality, or left-right orientation, takes years to master. A surprising percentage of adults struggle telling left from right, including some surgeons.

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.