Why You Get Sick On Planes – And How To Keep It From Happening

If you're about to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving, you're probably dreading the possibility that you'll catch a bug along the way, and with good reason: Many people come down with something nasty in the days following an airplane flight. Why does this happen, and how can you keep yourself from getting sick? » 11/21/14 12:34pm Yesterday 12:34pm

​House Passes A Bill That Restricts Scientists From Advising The EPA

By a vote of 229-191, the House has just passed a GOP-sponsored bill to ensure that a more "balanced panel of experts" will advise the Environmental Protection Agency. But critics say it will reduce the participation of independent scientists in favor of those with financial ties to industry. » 11/20/14 9:00am Thursday 9:00am

This Medical Device Is a Major Gamechanger for Kidney Patients

This device could improve the lives of tens of thousands of people who visit kidney dialysis centers. Using this 10-pound, miniature portable dialysis machine, they can cleanse and monitor their blood constantly, with minimal effort. The FDA has just put the device in its new "fasttrack program." » 11/13/14 6:00pm 11/13/14 6:00pm

Science Needs More Women (And Not For The Reason You Think)

You're probably thinking it has to do with the lack of women conducting research. And yes, you're right, that is a problem. But the issue we're talking about, while connected to the absence of women in scientific research, is actually the relative shortage of women having research performed on them. » 11/07/14 1:30pm 11/07/14 1:30pm

Five Fear Mongering Stories That Are True (But Overblown)

The media loves blowing little things up into huge stories. Whether it's something in your refrigerator that's out to kill you or a the filthiness of a jacuzzi, most of this stuff is meant to grab your attention long enough to scare you without actually explaining anything. But some of this stuff is worth paying… » 10/31/14 2:05am 10/31/14 2:05am