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The unexpected science of everyday things

Science is a mirror that reveals sometimes hidden, often unexpected and always astounding insights into everyday things and human life. Here we explore everything you always wanted to know about holidays, food, art, music, books, games, TV, film, education, urban life and crime — as well as human history, archaeology and anthropology.

New courses could help prepare young doctors for the medical challenges of a warming world.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
The hair-filled balls were discovered in a 3,000-year-old cemetery in northwestern China.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
The new Nobel Prize for hepatitis C follows Blumberg's 1976 Nobel for hepatitis B. Both discoveries helped make blood transfusions safe.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
While groups have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the science prizes have been limited to three individuals per prize per year.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The research that won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine has saved millions of lives, but it has not yet led to a vaccine.
Brian Owens, Contributor
3 Share Physiology or Medicine Nobel for Discovering the Hepatitis C Virus
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Beginning early Monday morning, Inside Science will cover the three most anticipated science prizes of the year.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The unprecedented pace of scientific progress on Covid-19 builds on groundbreaking discoveries from the past.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
New research reveals the economic importance of “wool dogs” to the Native American peoples of the Salish Sea.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
These significant advancements could win the Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry.
Inside Science Staff
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
The etymological root of the word links nonrepresentational art and the history of scientific publications.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer