Interdisciplinary research led to the discovery that three historic books were covered in a layer of arsenic.
Ginsberg was one of the most high-profile representatives of the American counterculture and anti-war movement.
Charcoal is more likely to rid your gut of vitamins and minerals than it is to boost your health.
The bird faces a wave of challenges – from climate change to human hunters.
How data is changing the shape of our personal 'bubble' – in pictures.
'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater' is considered the first modern drug memoir. Many believe it is responsible for our romantic ideas of opium-based drug use today.
Men living in transit camps on the EU's borders are at risk of exploitation and violence.
There's a disturbing disconnect between the polite etiquette of arms fairs and the hell that their products create.
Babies would rather listen to each other than to their parents' babytalk, according to new research.
The connection between oil and arms trade is not a conspiracy theory.
Red spots suggest Mercury may have formed far away from the sun.
We've all hear we should drink eight glasses of water per day, but where did that advice come from, and is it outdated?
Having movable eyebrows – and evolving beyond the Neanderthal ridge – may have played a crucial role in early human survival.
A century ago, utopian thinkers and practitioners predicted the coming of a nude world of liberated bodies.
A year ago, productive north-south talks seemed inconceivable – but with the US tripping over its own feet, things are changing.
The fossil fuel era won't last forever. And a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals are in high demand.
Does the heart really have cockles or heartstrings? An anatomist clears up some misconceptions...and lends credence to others.
Understanding population density takes more than just arithmetic – that's where mapping can help reveal which countries and cities are really getting cramped.
Despite new findings, the deaths can't be blamed on enteric fever alone.
New research may help us to look for messages from alien civilisations.