The original anti-vaxxers

The original anti-vaxxers

Jenner’s earliest and most vocal opponents had been men of the church, who reasoned that smallpox was a God-given fact of life and death. If the Almighty had decided that someone would be smitten by smallpox, then any attempt to subvert this divine intention was blasphemy.

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Snorting Powdered Toad Secretions Just Once Is Linked to Feeling Happier For a Month

Snorting Powdered Toad Secretions Just Once Is Linked to Feeling Happier For a Month

In the last few years, evidence has been emerging that several psychedelics seem to alleviate the symptoms of depression. Now scientists have tested a new compound – and early trials indicate that it, too, has potential.

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There’s a Big Problem With Making Vaccines Mandatory, And It’s Worth Paying Attention

There's a Big Problem With Making Vaccines Mandatory, And It's Worth Paying Attention

In 1904, the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro shook with violence as citizens rioted. Property was destroyed, dozens were wounded, and 30 people lost their lives as the population rose up against a perceived common enemy: a mandatory vaccine for smallpox

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Carolina scientists show how vaping induces reactions in lungs that can lead to disease

Carolina scientists show how vaping induces reactions in lungs that can lead to disease

E-cigarette “vaping” is widely assumed to be safer than cigarette smoking, but scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have uncovered evidence suggesting that vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers who suffer from emphysema.

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