Alcohol abuse and risky drinking behaviors, such as binge drinking and driving drunk, are of particular concern when it comes to young adults and college students. But common counseling methods may not be effective in curbing alcohol use among young people, concludes new research from the U.K. Read more
The lives of many people with diabetes depend on frequent blood glucose monitoring, which is done by pricking their fingers to draw blood. But now scientists at Princeton University have developed a laser technique which they say can produce results that are nearly as accurate. Read more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
I wonder what will happen if I put a hand cream on my feet. Will they get confused and start clapping?
Teens who do not sleep enough are at a higher risk of becoming obese by age 21, according to new research published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Read more
- SLICE OF HISTORY
Two scientific papers outlining the process of natural selection are jointly published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. One is an abstract written by a well-known scientist, Charles Darwin; the other is an essay by a lesser-known naturalist named Alfred Russel Wallace. Independently of each other, they have developed a theory of how species evolve. Few in the scientific community take notice at first, but a year later Darwin will publish his landmark book, On the Origin of Species. While Wallace goes on to become a celebrated scientist, it is Darwin who will forever be associated with the theory of evolution. Get the full story.