4000 years ago, the ancient Sumerians made a surprising discovery: if they scraped the bark off a particular kind of tree and ate it, their pain disappeared. Little did they know that what they’d found was destined to influence the future course of medicine. Krishna Sudhir traces the history of aspirin.
Can’t sleep? Don’t just lie there in bed and stress about it. These tricks will have you snoozing in no time.
A new scientific model has discovered what actually happened to the earth after the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs.
A new study might’ve found a possible cure for peanut allergies. How does it work?
During the warmer months, especially at night during the full moon, horseshoe crabs emerge from the sea to spawn. Waiting for them are teams of lab workers, who capture the horseshoe crabs by the hundreds of thousands, take them to labs, harvest their cerulean blood, then return them to the sea. Why? Elizabeth Cox illuminates the incredible properties of horseshoe crab blood.
The amazing future of oceanographic discovery, featuring biofluorescent sharks, deep sea mining, seafloor vents, ROV’s (remote operated vehicles), and the disturbing effects of ocean acidification.