A year after cutting off his left year, suffering subsequent breakdowns and spending time in an asylum, Vincent van Gogh died of a gunshot wound—an apparent suicide. The world has wondered ever since what ailed him. Recently, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam created a full exhibition and...
Daniela Gilsanz and Ryan Murphy hatched the idea in a class at the Rhode Island School of Design. The result is the Period Game, an educational board game about the menstrual cycle that's loaded with puns and doesn't take itself too seriously.
The new 5-pound ($6.60) bill introduced Sept. 13 is made of a strong polymer and can handle a trip through the washing machine without shredding, unlike the paper cash it's replacing.
Uh-oh. You dropped the last slice of pizza on the floor. Is it safe to eat if you swoop down and retrieve it fast enough?
Australian researchers recently published an analysis that found a feature in the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel has created errors in about 20% of genetics papers published in leading scientific journals such as Nature and Science.
A New England Journal of Medicine study examined differences in asthma rates between two isolated farming communities in Indiana—the Amish and the Hutterite. It found the latter's airborne dust triggers more breathing issues among mice.
“When we arrived there were tarps up to catch the honey before it fell through onto the floor and towels to catch where it was running down the walls and pooling.” She said the hive had gone unnoticed for up to five years. It’s thought warm summer weather melted some of the wax,...
Dr. Jenny King of University Hospital South Manchester and her colleagues published their findings last month in the journal Thorax, saying they had found more than six kinds of fungi in the man’s bagpipes. They caused a debilitating, and finally fatal, disease.
“Reading books is helping you keep your brain sharp, which is helping you live longer,” explained Avni Bavishi, a master's degree candidate at Yale University's School of Public Health who led the study published recently in Social Science and Medicine.
Nishant Singh, a sophomore at North Carolina State University, observed the treatment process at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill to determine the most cost-effective way for the hospital to increase its treatment capacity.
Her day job is director of community health at St. Luke's Health System's West Region in Idaho. But cyclist Kristin Armstrong won a place in Olympic history in Rio, joining speedskater Bonnie Blair as the only American women to win three gold medals in the same event at any Olympics, grabbing her...
Phelps told reporters he has used the ancient Chinese technique called cupping for years before meets.