The Gross Things Caused By Human Bite Wounds

I was sitting in my office yesterday, not watching the World Cup, when I came across a tweet by my friend: "It's kind of fun that the third-best player in the world is just definitely insane," it said. A moment later, I was watching Luis Suárez, Uruguay's star forward, take a bite out of Italian defender Giorgio… » 6/25/14 4:56pm 6/25/14 4:56pm

The Scientific Case Against Vibram's FiveFinger Running Shoe

Last week's class-action settlement by Vibram, an Italian footwear manufacturer known for making silly-looking lightweight running shoes, recalls the recent case against Sketchers, a company that agreed to pay out $40 million after falsely claiming that walking in its product would give you Kim Kardashian's bootie.… » 5/15/14 2:18pm 5/15/14 2:18pm

Why Is Blood Donation Still Incredibly Homophobic?

When University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is selected in this week's NFL draft, it will be a soft milestone—the first time that an openly gay athlete is drafted into one of the major American sports—making discrimination based on sexuality seem that much more archaic. But you might not realize that there… » 5/08/14 3:41pm 5/08/14 3:41pm

Do You Drink Too Much? Here's How You Can Tell

Now that the holidays are over, a bit of reflection is in order. The days were short, the nights long, and the awkward, forced social interactions all too frequent. Many of us breezed through uncomfortable office holiday parties or family dinners with the aid of alcohol; some drank too much, others drank way too much. » 1/06/14 2:56pm 1/06/14 2:56pm

The Science Of Hangovers: Causes, Cures, And Prevention

This is one of the first rivalry weekends of the college football season, and I'll be spending it in New Haven, Connecticut, for what is perhaps the nadir of intercollegiate gridiron competition: the Harvard/Yale game. Inside the stadium, the future business leaders of America will strap on the pads and play what is… » 11/22/13 6:51pm 11/22/13 6:51pm

The Terrifying Hell A Marathon Inflicts On The Human Body

Pamela Anderson running on a beach is one of those indelible images in American pop culture. So there were a lot of yuks when she announced earlier this fall that she'd be running in the New York City Marathon, which takes place this Sunday. Pam Anderson running—for 26.2 miles! And when she went on Ellen and confessed… » 11/03/13 10:49am 11/03/13 10:49am