Articles (Biology)

Inventions that changed the Course of History: Anesthesia
(Human Civilization)

Anesthesia is the temporary loss of sensation induced by drugs that interfere with how nerves communicate. 

The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
(Health and the Human Body)

More than eight decades ago, the discovery of antibiotics caused a revolution in the treatment of infections, transforming once deadly diseases that killed thousands every year into manageable health problems, treatable by a simple course of antibiotics.

Human Electricity
(Health and the Human Body)

Without electricity, you would not be reading this article right now.

Molecular Gastronomy
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Playing around with your senses, that is one thing that molecular gastronomy experiments with.

Nobel Prize 2012: Seeing the Light
(Technology and Inventions)

Can We “See” Light? Before you answer this question with a yes, take a minute to ponder what “seeing the light” really means. 

Super-Rats gain Infra-Red Sixth Sense
(Animal and Plant Life)

Ever wondered what it would be like to suddenly gain a sixth sense? 

Bats: Nature’s Radars
(Animal and Plant Life)

There are sounds that we, humans, cannot hear. 

Movie Review: Perfect Sense
(Science and Art)

Perfect Sense is a 2011 drama film. 

Superheroes of the Real World: Magnetic Man
(Health and the Human Body)

Meet Liew Thon Lin, the 78-year-old retired contractor from Malaysia, who is also the real life Human Magnet.

Deadly Tastes
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Not all the food we consume is safe. 

The Sixth Taste of Food
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Scientists have discovered a sixth basic taste that the human tongue can detect—fat.

Superheroes of the Real World: RubberBoy
(Health and the Human Body)

Some people are just more flexible than others. 

Deja Vu
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

You are traveling to Luxor for the first time, and touring around in Al Karnak Temple; suddenly, it seems as if you have been in that very spot before.

Red Lights celebrating Sciences ... Or Not!
(Science and Art)

For a science editor, words such as “supernatural” or “paranormal” make no sense at all. 

Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR)
(Technology and Inventions)

SONAR is an acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging.

Superheroes of the Real World: A Tribute to Ben Underwood
(Health and the Human Body)

They called him a superhero and named him “Captain Sonar” and “The Boy who Sees without Eyes”.

Sixth Sense in Animals
(Animal and Plant Life)

Humans have developed sophisticated machines and technology to be able to predict and sense natural disasters before they occur. 

Homemade Perfumes
(The Scientist Inside You)

Making homemade perfume is a simple process that only requires a few ingredients. 

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