Tonsils are small organs in the back of the throat. When they become inflamed they cause tonsillitis.
Everything you need to know about dietary fat and why including the right fat in your diet is important for good health.
Chocolate, the most popular sweet treat in the world, makes you feel good and might be good for you, too. (At least a little.)
Spirulina is a popular supplement made from blue-green algae. It's potential health benefits include lowering blood pressure.
An abortion is the early termination of a pregnancy, which can happen spontaneously, as in the case of a miscarriage, or by medical or surgical means.
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs are chemicals that are lighter than air at room temperature and are responsible for the characteristic smells of things like paint thinner and perfumes.
Here are our favorite stories about sharks, from an ancient Greenland shark to a behemoth "queen of the ocean."
Even if humans have trouble telling time in the "land of the midnight sun," many animals can adjust their schedules to the summer solstice.
The 25th amendment clarifies the steps to be taken if the offices of president or vice president become vacant.
This Wednesday, thousands of scientists will #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM and #StrikeforBlackLives.
#BlackBirdersWeek is an online event created with the goal of promoting and encouraging the inclusion of Black people in science and nature communities traditionally dominated by white people.
In the early 1950s, Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Albert Sabin each found a way to protect the world from poliomyelitis, the paralysis-causing disease commonly known as polio. Here's how they did it.
Here's a look at the number of coronavirus cases in Kansas and the latest news about the COVID-19 outbreak.
The United States has reported 1 million cases of COVID-19 nationwide, as of today (April 28). That's about one third of all reported cases of the disease in the world.
Zoonotic diseases are on the rise, but the transfer of a disease-causing germ from an animal to a human is still very rare.
Researchers popped suction-cup cameras on the backs of baby humpback whales and captured a rare glimpse into the life of a nursing whale.
The number of coronavirus cases continue to shoot up in New York City, and are overwhelming the city's health care systems. Other cities could experience the same if precautions are taken seriously.
Now, 10 weeks after the country's first case, testing in the U.S. is beginning to ramp up significantly, but not uniformly. Here's why.