Every 4 years, the winter Olympics turns athletics novices into rabid niche sports fans, complete with a cobbled-together expertise garnered from Wikipedia.

Don’t drink raw water. Don’t eat Tide Pods. Also: Don’t inject yourself with untested drugs.

No, this is not a Saturday Night Live sketch. Health trendsters really ARE shelling out $6 a gallon for unfiltered, untreated and unsterilized water that could lead to water-borne illnesses, Ars Technica reports.

Watercooler talk turned serious this week as all eyes were on a leaked 10-page internal “memo” from a Google engineer titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” While the story is still unfolding, Gizmodo’s Rae Paoletta penned an 

Maybe you were skeptical of the 5-second rule. Maybe you consider double-dipping an actual crime. So how is it that you’re fine with eating cake misted with bacteria?  

“Until 1875, no one in the world knew where babies come from.”   Blame the lack of anatomical study, which had required “buying corpses from grave-robbers, or bribing hangmen,” according to a fascinating article by the good folks at Atlas Obscura. Even Da Vinci was spooked…

Have you heard the one about the scientist who was flagged in airport security for having a 3D-printed model of a mouse penis in his bag? If you’re a researcher, this might sound familiar. Noting that scientists often travel with one-of-a-kind materials that are a…

Papr is a Tinder-inspired app for users to rate research paper abstracts in 1 of 4 categories from “exciting and probable” to “boring and questionable.” Co-creator Jeff Leek, a biostatistician at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, says the app can help…

The good folks at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Mosaic by the Wellcome Trust have created the funnest new tool for everyone interested in global health: Global Health Check.  

The BBC reports that the UN is naming comic book heroine Wonder Woman as it new honorary ambassador. The UN will use her to promote messages about women's empowerment and gender-based violence.