Peeing in swimming pools isn't just gross—it may also be hazardous

While some people are disgusted by the thought of human pee in their pool water, others figure there's no harm in letting loose a little urine while swimming. It turns out, however, that when urine reacts with chlorinated water, it may be creating chemical byproducts hazardous to everyone in the pool. » 3/10/14 1:20pm 3/10/14 1:20pm

Midnight pee-breaks ruining your sleep? Your genes could be at fault.

When it's two in the morning, there's nothing in the world more frustrating than being awakened by the urge to pee. Now, for the first time ever, researchers have shown that urination patterns are regulated by circadian rhythms (the molecular clock that controls your sleep/wake cycle, among other things.) Plus a… » 5/01/12 11:33am 5/01/12 11:33am

And now . . . the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel Prizes

I'm standing amidst a throng of people in the entrance hall of Harvard University's historic Sanders theatre. Before me stands a man, wielding a flash light, who is coated from head to toe in gleaming silver body paint; he is wearing nothing, save for a pair of reading glasses and a tiny, aluminum-colored speedo. To… » 9/30/11 12:36pm 9/30/11 12:36pm