At times during Harvey, the European model outperformed humans

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Which model did the best job of forecasting Harvey has a hurricane? The European model, of course. reader comments 130 Share this story As a…


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This gut worm is more common than malaria—and it’s a deadly, ticking time bomb

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Larva of nematode parasite Strongyloides stercoralis. reader comments 48 Share this story A deadly parasitic worm that quietly inhabits the guts of humans the world…


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Irma reaches 185 mph, trailing only Allen as strongest Atlantic storm

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Satellite image of Hurricane Irma at 1pm ET on Tuesday. reader comments 163 Share this story We are quickly running out of adjectives to describe…


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EPA runs all grants past a political appointee in its PR office

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 107 Share this story While the EPA is often portrayed as a massive bureaucracy, about half of its budget goes directly to other organizations through…


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How Puppy Photos Can Teach Your Brain to Love Your Partner More

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Spread the loveTweet Couples who looked at images of puppies, babies and pizza, interspersed with photos of their spouse for six minutes every three days reported being more happily married…


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A Dog Can Help You Get All the Exercise You Need

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Spread the loveTweet Walking your dog, it turns out, counts as legitimate exercise—the kind that will help you live longer. Dogs really are man’s best friend. Why Walking Is Almost…


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This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

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Spread the loveTweet For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some unseen…


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How to Fall Down 

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Spread the loveTweet You might not think tripping and falling a few feet would do a whole lot of damage, but you’d be dead wrong. Falling injuries are the most…


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Uses For Potatoes That Aren’t Making French Fries

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Spread the loveTweet Image credit: Pixel Bay A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating french fries, or other fried potato products, can increase…


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New Math Untangles the Mysterious Nature of Causality

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Spread the loveTweet In his 1890 opus, The Principles of Psychology, William James invoked Romeo and Juliet to illustrate what makes conscious beings so different from the particles that make…


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