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. 
Wasted rotten apples.

We’re Wasting As Much As Half the Food We Produce

Research suggests that at least half of the food produced is lost before and after it reaches the consumer. 
Heroin use.

What Causes an Epidemic of Heroin Deaths?

Research suggests that certain things such as alcohol and the potency of the dose increase the rate at which users die from heroin use. 
Feeling blue

The Weird Ways Humans Have Tried Curing Hangovers

From ancient Egypt to modern times, the various cures suggested to relieve the hangover. 
Based on the PDB crystallographic coordinates 1QPS

The Revolution Will Be Geneticized: From Restriction Enzymes to CRISPR

Advancement in DNA cutting using restriction enzymes helped pave the way for the CRISPR revolution. 
Drawing of the appendix, labeled as vermiform process at lower right.

Reconsidering the Role of the Appendix

Recent research has found that the appendix is far from useless, as previously understood.
Woman lighting a cigarette.

The Benefits of (Delaying) Cigarettes

Research shows that delaying the age of smoking among adolescents reduces the risk of lung cancer later in life.
Meat products

Fake Meat: Get Ready for The Synthetic Meat Revolution

New Wave Foods, a Silicon Valley start-up, has developed synthetic shrimp in a lab. Will fake meat revolutionize the food industry?
Boston City Hospital operating theater, circa 1890, by A. H. Folsom (d. 1926) of Roxbury

Inside the Operating Theater: Early Surgery as Spectacle

Director Steven Soderbergh’s historical drama series, The Knick, brings viewers inside a New York City hospital’s operating room ...
Sleepy Bulldog

Why Does Eating Food Make You Sleepy?

Your turkey is not to blame.