Mind, body, health, disease, medicine and hope

The human experience is driven not just by the natural processes that shape our minds, bodies and world, but also by our ability to understand and shape those processes. From good health to terrible disease, from the foods we eat to the drugs we take, and from simple psychology to the the complexity of consciousness.

A month’s worth of cool science stories.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
A popular option to help manage pain during childbirth in other countries gains traction in the U.S.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
New findings suggest fingerprints and sweat work together in "fight or flight" survival responses.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A month’s worth of cool science stories.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Scientists create an amazing 3D model of the heart’s nervous system at the cellular level.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
A vaccine could confer long-term protection even if a natural infection does not.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Babies born to active moms have improved heart function, better neuromotor skills and healthier weights.
Emilie Lorditch, Contributor
CRISPR-Cas9 tool helps scientists edit DNA.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Researchers found that confined tumors are more resistant to drug treatments.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
Findings suggest sound was not the primary focus of the Stonehenge architects.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
Cancer cells become super-charged when exposed to methylmalonic acid, a chemical that builds up in older people's bodies.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Ancient site suggests early humans controlled fire and used plants to ward off insects.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor