Environmental groups had sought to have coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, regulated as hazardous waste.
At 31, a woman had the bacteria in her gut catalogued as part of scientific project that aims to characterize the creatures that live inside us and affect our health. Here's what she found out.
We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.
From monkeys to microbes, TED speakers in this playlist cover all different realms of the scientific world.
Author Robert Wright says humans are not only wired to be compassionate but we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.
- Why Aren't We More Compassionate? |
- 7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There? |
- Once Written Off, Kepler Telescope Finds New Planet |
- What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food |
- NIH Allows Restart Of MERS Research That Had Been Questioned |
- Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded |
- Research Examines Character Concerns Versus Performance In The NFL |
- Citing Health, Environment Concerns, New York Moves To Ban Fracking |
- Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average |
- Behind The Scenes At The Lab That Fingerprints Microbiomes |