This Week in Health: Summer Colds, Health Care and Yoga for Pain

It’s officially summer, but the warm weather doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in for three months of good health. This week’s health news revealed why getting a summer bug can...

Rural America is Aging and Shrinking

1. Rural America is aging and shrinking. By Justin Fox in Bloomberg View 2. As the opioid crisis deepens, why hasn’t science come up with new pain medicines? By Michael White in...

That Flaming Sword in the New Game of Thrones Trailer Has an Important Purpose

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Following his brief reappearance in Game of Thrones‘ sixth season, Beric Dondarrion is set to make an epic return in the...

We Analyzed Every Second of the New Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. In honor of the first day of summer, HBO released another official Game of Thrones trailer Wednesday, offering fans a tantalizing...

The Problem With Sega’s Plan to Bring Retro Games to Smartphones

Remember “Genesis does what Nintendon’t”? It was Sega’s cheeky marketing salvo lobbed at arch-rival Nintendo not so many decades ago, when the 16-bit Genesis’s star was in the ascendant....

Karen Handel’s Victory in Georgia Was Bigger Than Trump’s

After a deeply disappointing loss in Georgia’s special election, Democrats are hoping that Jon Ossoff’s narrow defeat in a staunchly conservative district is the harbinger of a shifting tide. “This...

Why Ken’s Got a New Body, Too

Last year, Barbie landed on the cover of TIME with the news of her new sizes and shapes. Now her longtime beau Ken is following in her improbably tiny...

How a Real Genetic Disorder Could Have Inspired Fairy Tales

Many people go their whole lives without meeting someone who has Williams syndrome. But for those of us who do, the experience can feel magical. The disorder, caused by a...

Crazy in Love: A Comprehensive Timeline of Jay Z and Beyoncé’s Relationship

Beyoncé and Jay Z’s relationship is the stuff of pop culture legend. Over the course of almost two decades, the ultimate power couple has done everything from collaborate on...

Paul McCartney Turns 75

There’s a curious sensation to realizing that Paul McCartney — the lad of lads, the Beatles precocious imp, Fab Macca Wacky Thumbs Aloft — is turning 75 years old....

Reward Pathways in Brains Light Up When Creating Art

1. The reward pathways of our brains light up when we’re creating art. By Frank Otto at Drexel Now 2. Systemic bias — not a lack of qualified candidates — explains...

This Week in Health: How Farmers Turn Salmon Pink

This week revealed a little-known secret about the vibrant pink color of farm-raised salmon: it comes from a pigmenting chemical farmers feed their fish. Here’s what else caught our...

America Should Stop Criminalizing Autistic Children

1. America should stop criminalizing autistic children. By David M. Perry in Pacific Standard 2. If you’ve ever had a sports injury, that memory might keep you from exercising. Here’s how...

Review: Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Beautiful, But Has One (Fixable) Flaw

When Microsoft debuted its first Surface device in 2012, it was pitched as the tablet that could replace your laptop. But Windows fans have been dying for the software...

Scarlett Johansson Partied With Her Viral Lookalike and They Had the Best Time

Celebrity lookalikes come and go. But the rare doppelgänger can actually become pals with a star once they become famous for sharing a face. That face belonged to Geraldine Dodd...