Bacteriophages — viruses found in soil, water and human waste — may be the cure in a post-antibiotic world.
With the failure of a drug-centric approach to treating chronic pain, doctors desperately need alternative ways to fight a condition that blights millions of lives. One seemingly unlikely technological solution: virtual reality.
A mysterious kidney disease is striking down labourers across the world and climate change is making it worse.
Horseshoe crab blood is an irreplaceable medical marvel—and so biomedical companies are bleeding 500,000 every year. Can this creature that’s been around since the dinosaurs be saved?
Paul Mason used to weigh close to 1,000 pounds. Now that he’s shed almost all of it, freeing himself from his tomb of a body, he’s facing a question that’s heavy in its own right: How should he spend the rest of his life?
It’s normal to feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable in warm weather, but what’s the best way to cool down?
In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. How they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.
There is a long-standing idea that it is because we walk upright, but new research suggests that might not be the whole story.