Some people know cancer is coming, thanks to a certain gene mutation they can get tested for. Rather than take this sitting down, Eden Dranger opted to have her boobs removed before they could make her sick.
Behold: a tiny taster of humanity's most recent mind-expanding observations.
The public unraveling of Mars One is actually great news for anyone who is serious about the future of humanity.
Next time someone sarcastically asks you if you turned your brain off, you'll have an actual answer.
We sat down with several high-functioning autistic people and asked them what our readers should know about their condition. Here's what they said ...
It turns out that many of the simple pearls of wisdom we take for granted as universal truths just don't stand up to the cold, hard scrutiny of scientists.
Superheroes are totally real, you guys! Or, at least, some scientists have come up with some pretty neat explanations for how their powers would work.
Even the most reasonable-sounding brain facts everyone keeps repeating can be complete bullshit.
Here are the decidedly non-scientific and mostly disastrous results of body hacking experiments, documented for posterity.
There are still several major events in history that today's scientists, after years of extensive research, know precisely dick about.
I've learned that, while excessive self-pity is terrible for you in the long term, it's dangerously comfortable in the short term.
The placebo effect has to be one of the all-time most baffling scientific phenomena we've run across.
Here are a few things I learned when I finally got sober (for a day).