Inside a “moving room,” Dr. Thomas Stoffregen is on a quest to understand the queasiness of sickness, seasickness, simulatory sickness, and morning sickness.
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MSG once induced fears of Chinese Restaurant Syndrome. Now, scientists say it’s the prototypical stimuli for umami, the fifth and most recent inductee into the exclusive club of basic tastes.
Sperm-shaped fauna invade New England. A sleepless, gun-toting bunch chase down the promise of striking it rich. The story of an elver kingpin.
A guerilla water sampling mission to understand the organisms colonizing water distribution systems: Dark, cool places that are loaded with chlorine. (Audio interview on Science Times)
Pharmacy robberies have spiked in large part thanks to illegal demand for OxyContin. A look inside the drugmaker’s efforts to protect its product and the pharmacists at the front lines.
Building 51F in Berkeley, where scientists sear hamburger patties as a reliable source for generating pollution—and make the case for better ventilation.