Health & Science
Mar 15, 2014 — Scott Weems' book HA! explores the science of when we laugh and why. He describes the part of your brain that's active when you laugh, and the controversy over whether ducks are funnier than chickens.
Mar 15, 2014 — Two rocks sit on a hill. They're rocks, so there's not a whole lot to do. But then there's a noise, some motion, and suddenly they are witnesses to an extraordinary change. Come see what they see.
Mar 15, 2014 — Looks like the old adage about when it's safe to eat dropped foods may actually be effective for wet, sticky stuff like candies. For carpet-dusted snacks, you can take your sweet time, a study finds.
Mar 14, 2014 — Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.
Mar 14, 2014 — The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.
Mar 14, 2014 — They met on a bridge high over the Dnieper River near Kiev, in Ukraine. They didn't want the authorities to know, and — until the video came out — nobody noticed.
Mar 13, 2014 — A unique mineral trapped inside a unique diamond bolsters the theory that oceans of non-liquid water lurk hundreds of miles below the planet's surface.
Mar 13, 2014 — It sounds like a good idea: anticipating flu's spread by monitoring a region's online searches. But sometimes a sneeze is just a cold.
Mar 13, 2014 — Dan Carsen of WBHM reports how 3-D printers are changing manufacturing. They're cheap, and their results can be impressive. In Alabama, a team is working to create affordable prosthetics for kids.
Mar 13, 2014 — The case of two women in Texas offers the strongest evidence to date of HIV transmission between women. Though rare, it's a reminder that the virus can spread during various forms of intimacy.