Sharing and keeping secrets can have a measurable impact on the human body and psyche alike. JASPER JAMES/GETTY IMAGES Have you ever been asked to keep a secret? Or confided in someone, only to beg them not to tell? You’re not alone. According to research, the average person in the UnitedRead more

(Shutterstock / slawomir.gawryluk) ‘Silken’ bags for premium teas are made of PET or nylon, but it’s not known if that poses health risk You may be swallowing billions of tiny plastic particles while sipping a cup of freshly brewed gourmet tea, a new study from McGill University in Montreal suggests. Many fancierRead more

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A German court said in a ruling published Monday that hangovers are an “illness”, in a timely judgement days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich. The case landed before judges in Frankfurt when plaintiffs claimed a firm offering anti-hangover “shots” and drink powdersRead more

Scientists have long known that humans are built for endurance, with our shock-absorbing joints and springy tendons. Now, a new study shows people’s hearts are also optimized for endurance—though how much depends on whether we run, farm, or stay put on the couch. To get to the heart of the matter,Read more

Language and perception of time are more linked than you may think.  JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Scientists have explored the concept of time in countless ways, but what about how time relates to one’s lingo? According to a recent study, the language you speak may affect your perception of the passage ofRead more

CRISPR use a tool that cuts or “edits” DNA in a specific spot (Supplied) Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness.People with the disease have normal eyesRead more