A new study shows how putting candy far from the checkouts makes people buy less of it.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Global study reveals microbial diversity of sourdough starters.
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor
Study identifies having a fat tongue as a primary factor in the common sleep disorder.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Drought-tolerant ingredients and local sourcing of brewing containers meant the beer could flow even in tough times.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Ensuring a pot of the famous melted cheese dish has the right material properties is key to enjoying it.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
The smallest Diplodocus skull ever discovered reveals clues about the group's evolution.
Claire Cleveland, Contributor
The health benefits of a month without alcohol are unclear, and the British and Canadian medical authorities recommend several drink-free days per week.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
First inspired by fire sprinkler systems, the gadgets pop when a material that softens in heat releases a spring.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
With gene editing technology, newly discovered mutations may become tools for boosting booze flavor.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
A new study shows how kids can taste tiny differences in sweetness.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
New findings suggest that a still-widespread tradition could cause increased lead levels in mothers and their children.
Teresa L. Carey, Contributor
The research on what to eat at night and how late-night snacking affects the body is relatively underdeveloped.
Chris Gorski, Editor