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Mineral Monday: Salt

Mineral Monday: Salt

Warding off evil spirits and bacteria for millennia

By | Posted October 31, 2011

Frightened of nuclear radiation?

Frightened of nuclear radiation?

These movies won’t help. Scienceline presents a roundup of the best (and worst) nuclear horror flicks

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Why do we hate the sound of nails on a chalkboard?

Why do we hate the sound of nails on a chalkboard?

The anatomy of an awful sound

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Weighing in on obesity

Weighing in on obesity

Why doctors often fail to address weight issues with patients

By | Posted October 28, 2011

Wandering whales, millipede mating, and sightseeing sauropods

Wandering whales, millipede mating, and sightseeing sauropods

Our favorites from the week

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Talk to me, with your eyes

Talk to me, with your eyes

Eye tracking technology allows ALS sufferers to express creativity

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Pumpkins of supernatural size

Pumpkins of supernatural size

Growing pumpkins in which Cinderella could have ridden to the ball

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Toxic chemicals from fuel combustion pose new Arctic threat

Toxic chemicals from fuel combustion pose new Arctic threat

As historic pollutants ebb in the Arctic, poisons from fossil fuels are taking their place

By | Posted October 27, 2011

Another way of seeing

Another way of seeing

Oliver Sacks, renowned author and clinician, looks humorously and gently at perceptive disorders

By | Posted October 26, 2011

The worst preventable disaster of recent times

The worst preventable disaster of recent times

Oxfam America knew and warned of a famine before it happened in the Horn of Africa — what went wrong?

By | Posted October 25, 2011

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