This Hybrid "Knork" Utensil Was Also An Important Medical Invention

Knife, fork, spoon: This is the holy trinity of silverware and (while the occasional spork may jostle for inclusion), in general, these are all you’re likely to see. There is, however, another hybrid utensil you may not know: The Knork. And its creation owes as much to modern medicine as to dining habits. » 4/27/15 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Large-Scale Study Confirms: Still No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

The study, the results of which are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, involved a cohort of nearly 100,000 children, and is the latest in a long line of research that shows no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism spectrum disorders. » 4/21/15 12:00pm 4/21/15 12:00pm

The Invention Of Lobotomies Is As Disturbing As The Procedure

If the history of lobotomy itself weren’t infuriating and horrifying by itself, the development of the procedure would be. Because the experiment that gave Antonio Egas Moniz the idea for the lobotomy in the first place was actually a partial failure, yet Moniz chose to focus on the “positive.” » 4/20/15 6:30am 4/20/15 6:30am

Why Do Knuckles Go Pop? Researchers May Finally Have The Answer.

There's some disagreement among physiologists about knuckle-cracking and how it produces its characteristic popping sound. Now, Canadian scientists have used MRI scans to watch what happens inside a cracking finger joint in real time – and their observations may have settled this longstanding debate for good. » 4/15/15 12:30pm 4/15/15 12:30pm