medical science

Science

Why 2017 Won't Suck for Medical Science

Look forward to head transplants, medical ketamine, and a gene-editing arms race with China.
Mike Pearl
12.29.16
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of My Anesthesia Not Working

"Feeling the knife cutting into my stomach, I thought I would die immediately," a survivor said.
Mike Pearl
11.16.15
News

The Hidden-Camera Video That Pro-Lifers Claim Proves Planned Parenthood Is Selling Fetus Parts for Profit

Is the outrage-inspiring clip produced by anti-abortion activists a smoking gun or a cheap propaganda trick?
Mike Pearl
7.15.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Some Brave Sonofabitch Played The Beatles' "Yesterday" While Getting Brain Surgery

This is seriously impressive.
Dan Ozzi
6.4.15
Football

What We Know About the NFL's Bogeyman, CTE

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy has been a known condition since the 1920s, but it remains one of medical science's great mysteries.
Jesse Fredeen
3.19.15
News

A New Report Suggests We Should Be More Worried About Drug-Resistant Bacteria Than Cancer

The UK's ​​Review on Antimicrobial Resistance says antibiotic-resistant bacteria are spreading so fast that untreatable infections might be more likely to kill any given person than cancer in 2050.
Mike Pearl
12.12.14
Stuff

Why Are So Many of Us Avoiding the Flu Vaccine?

Most people view parents who don't vaccinate their children as kooks who are endangering everyone's health—so why don't more of us get flu shots?
Tim Donovan
11.20.14
Features

The Era of Artificial Hearts Has Begun

For the second time ever, a truly permanent artificial heart was implanted into a patient. This is just the beginning.
Zoltan Istvan
9.9.14