Allergies such as peanut allergy and hay fever make millions of us miserable, but scientists aren’t even sure why they exist. One master immunologist is offering up a controversial answer.
Summer's virtually here, which means soon many of us will be incapacitated through sneezes, coughs, and itchy eyes. While allergies are a pain in the ass, they may not be the misguided immune responses many scientists have believed them to be. In fact, a new theory is emerging which suggests that they may have evolved…
Somewhere back in the vast recesses of time, staying alive required one to get things out of your nose so fast that a mere finger just wouldn't do the job quick enough. Only total involuntary facial evacuation would keep your species struggling along.