Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?
The use of smartphones and tablets has exploded over the same period that drug use has declined among American teens. Researchers say the...
Lake Baikal Journal: A Russian Lake’s Future Hangs on Tourists and Toilets
The fight to protect Lake Baikal, the world’s largest body of unfrozen fresh water, has shifted from industrial pollution to more mundane matters...
Caveman menu: Woolly rhino in Belgium, mushrooms in Spain
A new study says eating like a caveman depends on the location of the cave.
Take a Number: Cardiovascular Deaths Linked to Poor Dietary Choices
More than 400,000 such deaths in the United States in 2015 were linked to unhealthy eating, a new analysis has found. Many could have been prevented.
From 25,540 Paper Fragments, How Darwin Himself Evolved
Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History have used superfast computers to reorganize the raw notes that formed “On the Origin of...
The Stone: What Our Cells Teach Us About a ‘Natural’ Death
Our biology may offer a challenge to the common wisdom about the artificial extension of life.
George A. Olah, Carbon Compounds Pathfinder, Dies at 89
Dr. Olah’s advances in the understanding of hydrocarbons have been used in an array of applications, including the development of gasoline that...
In Armenia, ‘What Do You Want to Be?’ Is Asked in Infancy
A celebration for a child’s first tooth includes presentation of an array of objects; the child’s choice is said to signify a future career.
Lloyd Conover, Inventor of Groundbreaking Antibiotic, Dies at 93
Mr. Conover, a chemist, developed tetracycline, a powerful chemically altered antibiotic with fewer side effects than the drug from which it was...
How to Get the Brain to Like Art
The Peabody Essex Museum brought in a neuroscientist to find out how to get visitors to connect with art. And the Peabody is not the only one.
Improving Medicine With Art
The Dell Medical School in Austin, Tex., challenges future doctors to get in touch with their feelings.
New Guideline Will Allow First-Year Doctors to Work 24-Hour Shifts
Until July, the current maximum shift is 16 hours for first-year residents. The maximum workload will remain 80 hours per week.