How to injure your genitals like an American

From a recent issue of the Journal of Urology comes a list that's guaranteed to make you wince: a ranking of consumer products most commonly associated with genitourinary injuries and emergency room visits in the United States. » 12/11/12 6:40am 12/11/12 6:40am

How an iron rod to the skull changed neuroscience forever

On September 13, 1848, an accidental explosion drove a meter-long iron rod through the skull of Vermont railway worker Phineas Gage. Incredibly, Gage survived, but the lingering side-effects provided science its first clues about how the brain affects our personality. » 3/07/11 5:00pm 3/07/11 5:00pm

A Shot of Liquor Could Save Your Brain

A new retrospective study found that patients admitted to hospitals with traumatic head injuries had a higher rate of survival if they'd been drinking. Further study is warranted, though, before handing out Jell-O shots at the ER. [via Ars Technica] » 9/29/09 9:30am 9/29/09 9:30am