Good News: We Finally Know What Dead Humans Smell Like

The heady cocktail of scents emanating from a rotting corpse will probably never make your list of top 10 favorite smells, but according to new studies, knowing exactly what death smells like—apples and berries, allegedly—could make finding corpses quicker and easier, potentially augmenting the use of cadaver dogs… »9/23/15 3:15pm9/23/15 3:15pm

Menopause May Be the Evolutionary Origin of Romantic Relationships -- And Cheating

Menopause is one of the oddest features of human reproductive biology. Not the hot flashes or the forgetfulness, but the fact that older women lose the ability to have babies. Now researchers say that once it appeared, menopause may have had a ripple effect on human mating that helped create the human pair-bond. »9/08/15 8:45pm9/08/15 8:45pm

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain active, and sometimes a few days off can turn into a more... extended hiatus. Here’s what happens to your body when you suddenly stop exercising. »8/17/15 5:05pm8/17/15 5:05pm

Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting—especially considering the power imbalance that exists between the two species. We spoke to the experts… »7/31/15 2:28pm7/31/15 2:28pm

Dadbod Will Never Die: New Study Connects Fatherhood to Weight Gain

Surprise! We’ll never stop talking about dadbod, the year’s most irritating word, because dadbod has been recognized by science. A Northwestern University study published this week in the American Journal of Men’s Health has concluded that “men gain weight after they become fathers for the first time whether or not… »7/23/15 1:30pm7/23/15 1:30pm

Don't Squirt Chemicals Into Your Vagina; It's Bad for You

A new study out of George Washington University has found that douching with feminine hygiene products may expose users to harmful chemicals that can wreak havoc on their hormones. So not only is douching now discouraged due to its role in raising a woman’s risk of bacterial infections and cancer, it’s also… »7/15/15 10:05pm7/15/15 10:05pm