Parents might think raising the next wunderkind means elite preschools and Baby Bach, but cracking the code might actually be far more complicated.
Mannequins that can sweat, bleed and even give birth might make your doctor or nurse less likely to mess up.
Today, scientists are rushing to identify the DNA sequences, synapses and other biomarkers of speech problems, and their work could herald a huge drop in the incidence of speech disorders.
A Johns Hopkins University professor wants to develop a tool with major ramifications for how doctors diagnose and treat mental illness.
Don’t feel too guilty about wanting your frenemy’s startup to bomb. We might be hardwired for it.
Engineer Keisuke Goda has built the world’s fastest camera. It can see cancer cells that are about to spread.
Fecal transplants and drinking water distilled from septic tanks — make way for the new poo-conomy. (Also published on USATODAY.com)
With Kalia Firester’s wildly prolific creative output — and investigations of genetic engineering for healthy crops — we’re calling her “Firestarter.”
One 17-year-old with a penchant for science and rebellion could change 137 million lives for the better. (Also published on USATODAY.com)
Cleaning our teeth with mucus could be the future of dental hygiene.
A recent Nature Communications study found that cancer has evolved for hundreds of millions of years — suggesting that it will probably always exist. (Also published on NPR.org)
Promising new research suggests that treatment for a devastating drug addiction might come in the form of a vaccine.
Arts & Culture
Are you missing soul sirens like Adele and Amy Winehouse, but craving something with a more modern, street-wise edge? Meet Kali Uchis. (Also published on Yahoo! News)
Porn actress and entrepreneur Tasha Reign wants to shatter the walls between adult and mainstream entertainment — and for you to feel good about it.
For some Christians, raves aren’t about wearing itty-bitty getups or dropping E — they’re a way to feel closer to God.
Polyamory’s growth in popularity could shake up the dating world.
With the exception of Nicki Minaj and just a handful of other up-and-comers, the mainstream female rap scene has remained pretty quiet since the early 2000s. Until now.
Food & Drink
Some owners are saying no to stolen wages, bullying and other long-accepted kitchen ills. (Also published on USATODAY.com)
Japanese drams might be recent arrivals to the Western drinking scene, but the country has been distilling whiskey for nearly a century. (Also published in The Huffington Post)
Archaeologists, beer brewers and winemakers are making it possible to swill the alcohol of our ancestors.
Kitchen incubators like La Cocina give low-income entrepreneurs the chance to cook up their culinary dreams — creating a more vibrant food scene that appeals to everyone’s palates.