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Meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The disease is usually caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi, and its telltale signs are a severe headache, sudden fever and stiff neck.
Standing on one moon, you'd see the other pass overhead twice before ducking around to pass on the other side.
In our culture, there's this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. Here's what the science says.
The trendy concept of 'dopamine fasting' actually finds its roots in established addiction therapies.
When your dog's big, pleading eyes look up at you, is it with old-age wisdom or teenage naiveté?
ymptoms of acute leukemia resemble depictions of people suffering from vampire attacks in popular gothic novels.
You're about to take a dip into the inky blackness of a giant black hole and see what's on the other side of that enigmatic event horizon. What will you find inside? Read on, brave explorer.
An international team of scientists has created the most detailed large-scale model of the universe to date, a simulation they call TNG50.
A sprawling humanoid-shaped Nazca Line etched into the Peruvian desert has just been discovered by a team of scientists using artificial intelligence.
After switching to feather bedding, a man began to feel extreme fatigue and breathlessness
A company called Air Protein recently announced the creation of its new "air-based" meat, which is made from elements found in air.
Three siblings all carried two copies of a mutated gene, which caused their blood to run white with fat.
A pair of mated male penguins in a Dutch zoo were so eager for offspring that they stole an egg from another couple's nest.
Irrigation, writing, trigonometry, calculus — many important discoveries and innovations were made in "the land between two rivers."
Humans have questions about alien life. But those beings, if they exist, likely have some questions of their own about humans, queries we may want to answer before we find any life beyond Earth.
This wasn't what anyone was hoping for.
In a career first, the rock band Kiss is performing for an audience of great white sharks.
Two infants were buried some 2,100 years ago wearing "helmets" made from the skulls of other children, archaeologists have discovered.
They likely had to swim about four miles to the island.
Sugar triggers dopamine "hits" in the brain, making us crave more of it. Sugar also disrupts memory formation.