What's Making Anne of Green Gables Turn Green in the Latest Google Doodle?

The latest Google Doodle celebrates Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 141st birthday with scenes from the life of her most famous creation, Anne of Green Gables. One shows Anne Shirley taste a cake and promptly turn green. Given the chemistry of the time, that may be more sinister than we imagine. »Yesterday 1:50pm11/30/15 1:50pm


Humans May Empathize With Robots, May One Day Prefer Them to People

Who among us knew that Wall-E, the lost puppy of robots, foreshadowed our emotional dependence on wire and metal? As the line distinguishing human from robot shifts and blurs, it turns out that those of us with flesh and blood may no longer reserve our empathy for other humans. A recent study published in Scientific… »11/09/15 9:15pm11/09/15 9:15pm

Want Your Marriage to Last Forever? Say 'Thank You' More Often

If you’ve been with someone for a long time, chances are you’ve taken them for granted at least once or twice. And if you’re not showing gratitude enough in your relationship, new research finds, it could spell trouble. So what to do to keep your marriage running smoothly? Just a simple “thanks” and the happiness will… »10/23/15 2:50pm10/23/15 2:50pm

Your Unrefrigerated Caramel Apple May Be Trying to Kill You With Listeria

Caramel apples, which are not that good anyway, let’s be honest, have been linked to a 2014 Listeria outbreak that left seven dead and resulted in one miscarriage. Now, experts are urging fans of sugar-covered fruit on a stick to either eat the apple immediately upon purchase or to stick it in the fridge for later… »10/13/15 7:45pm10/13/15 7:45pm

Turns Out Ovarian Reserve Testing Isn't Totally Reliable

Every Lean In Group in America has at one point discussed the possibility of freezing one’s own eggs. Since women are only born with a set number of eggs that die off regularly, the procedure can be a good choice for women who are, for whatever reason, not ready to have children when their egg supply begins to rapidly… »10/05/15 9:45pm10/05/15 9:45pm

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