Angus Chen appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Doctors have known that as people pack on the pounds, their sense of taste diminishes. New research in mice helps explain what's going on: Inflammation brought on by obesity may be killing taste buds.
Monday, March 05, 2018
Tech evangelists say consumer electronics that sense, stream and interpret vital signs will lead to better health and lower costs. But skeptics say reliability and privacy issues still loom.
Friday, December 29, 2017
A fire in the Bronx in New York City has left at least 12 people dead. Also, Doug Jones has been certified as the winner of Alabama's Senate election and Liberians have elected a new president.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
People who think others are more active tend to have shorter lifespans, even if they're actually getting the same amount of exercise. The social comparison could kill motivation, researchers say.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
From cute puppies in Guatemala to daring teens in Jordan, the feature lets users share video clips and photos from their daily lives. Is that a good thing — or is it just making us all voyeurs?
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The bacterium C. difficile causes one of the most common infections in hospitals and nursing homes. After climbing for decades, the rate of new infections is now falling.
Monday, June 19, 2017
A new report points to great progress in reducing deaths from diarrheal diseases. But as the low-income world sees progress, rates are inching up in wealthy countries, including the U.S.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Department of Defense has increased protections for military personnel from exposure to lead from firearms. It can be a health problem for people using recreational shooting ranges, too.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Archaeological records show ancient humans sometimes ate each other. A new study suggests that hunting and eating other humans cost too much effort to be a regular thing. So why'd they do it?
Friday, March 31, 2017
Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take away 25 seconds of your life you'll never get back. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
A Swedish billionaire wants you to think of a better way to run the world — and get rid of problems like violence and extreme poverty.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
The spiritual leader says he brought down Mongolia's rate of alcoholism by encouraging a switch from vodka to horse milk.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Indoor and outdoor air pollution is one of the most extreme threats to children's health — and is on the rise, according to the World Health Organization reports.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Do you look like a Joy? Genes and culture may make it more likely that names and faces align. But researchers say people also may adjust their expressions to match social expectations of their name.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
It's gruesome, but from a scientific standpoint, there's a predictable calculus for when humans and animals go cannibal, a new book says. And who knew European aristocrats ate body parts as medicine?
Monday, February 13, 2017
A drone test in a remote Amazonian village in Peru failed. And that, says one of the testers, was the best possible outcome.
Friday, February 10, 2017
The Mississippian American Indian culture rose to power after A.D. 900 by farming corn. Now, new evidence suggests a dramatic change in climate might have led to the culture's collapse in the 1300s.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
The pictures of 19th-century Egypt and other scenes, in an exhibit at the Clark Art Institute, don't always show the truth.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Living most of life indoors can get your body clock out of phase. A fairly painless way to synch it is to spend a weekend camping, researchers say. Even the dim light of winter will do.