5 Times Strangers Were Incredibly Kind on the Internet in 2017

TIME’s new weekly roundup brings you the best and most surprising things happening on Reddit. In 2017, people turned to social media to share support, stories and take part in...

The Gym Improves One Place You Wouldn’t Expect

1. The gym improves one place you wouldn’t expect: your mouth. By Sushmita Pathak in Ozy 2. The case for open borders. By Farah Mohammed in JSTOR Daily 3. Your brain is your...

‘We Need a Day.’ Meet the Man Who Helped Create World AIDS Day

When the first World AIDS Day was launched in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations, the disease had been identified only four years prior....

Man Who Inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Dies at Age 46

Anthony Senerchia Jr., who was an inspiration for the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, died on Saturday at the age of 46, ending a 14-year battle with amyotrophic lateral...

Brits Will Now Be Able to Buy Viagra Over the Counter

The U.K. is set to be the first country to allow over-the-counter sales of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, after the medication was reclassified. Instead of going to see a...

Being Forgetful Isn’t As Bad As You Think

1. Being forgetful isn’t as bad as you think. By Katie Heaney in the Science of Us 2. Here’s why it’s a good idea to save your child’s baby teeth. By Lauren...

An Extra Year of High School Can Set Students Up For Success

1. An extra year of high school can set students up for success. By Katrina Schwartz in Mindshift 2. Fasting may lead to a longer life. By Karen Feldscher in the Harvard...

Comedy Needs to Retire ‘It Was Just A Joke’

1. It’s time for comedy to retire the “it was just a joke” excuse. By Caroline Framke in Vox 2. This might explain the link between some diseases and birth month. By...

Your Gut Bacteria Might Protect You From High Blood Pressure

1. Your gut bacteria might help protect you from high blood pressure. By Anne Trafton at MIT News 2. Graduating to the couch: How high schools are letting down students with...

What the Complicated History of Childbirth in the U.K. Reveals About the Home-or-Hospital Decision

  This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. At first glance, childbirth seems to be an experience that stands outside history....

Facebook Is Hurting Innovation

1.Is Facebook killing all the future Facebooks — and hurting innovation? By Erin Griffith in Wired 2. Europe took action on the cyber threat to democracy. The U.S. needs to catch...

Let Consumers Sue Companies

1. Let consumers sue companies. By Richard Cordray in the New York Times 2. Could the rise in U.S. Navy collisions be linked to cyber-terrorism? By Tristan Greene in the Next Web 3....

There’s an Environmental Case for Genetic Engineering

1. Is there an environmental case for genetic engineering? By Richard Conniff in Yale Environment 360 2. Our understanding of ‘emotional intelligence’ needs a rewrite. By Lisa Feldman Barrett in Nautilus 3. Doctors...

Technology Will Impact the Food Workforce of the Future

1. Technology will impact the food workforce of the future. Here’s how. By Craig Willingham at Civil Eats 2. Could bulimia and other eating disorders be social contagions? By Lee Daniel Kravetz...