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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Can suicide be predicted?
From a study titled “Modelling the maximal active consumption rate and its plasticity in humans—perspectives from hot dog eating competitions,” which was published last summer in Royal Society Biology Letters.…
The psychological risks of meditation
From a paper by Nicoletta Beschin, Angela de Bruin, and Sergio Della Sala that was published in the August 2016 issue of the scientific journal Cortex. Read More
From a patient guide to the AspireAssist, a weight-loss device that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in June. Read More
The case against a venerable pregnancy treatment
And how the brain is like a colony of ants
The benefits of an empty stomach