Welcome to The Fungus Olympics: Where the competitors are fungi, the stadium is a petri dish, and performance enhancing substances are encouraged.   Fungal teams receive microscopic mazes by mail and subject their fungal athletes to tests judging their speed, agility, and “…

How do I hate meetings? Let me count the ways.

For non-runners, a marathon may seem the most masochistic of activities. But just think how hard it must be for Big Ben, London’s iconic—and very tall, very rectangular clock tower. But he did it anyway.

Long confined to middle school classrooms, competitive diorama making has taken its rightful place as an Internet phenom. Its pinnacle: First prize in The Open Notebook’s science-themed Peeps diorama contest, giving the sugary bunnies a higher purpose than empty calories.

Imagine wearing a shoe with straps so thin they could fit between your teeth. So-called “floss heels” are all the rage this spring, and podiatrists are panicking. To the High Heel Doctor, the naked-foot minimalism is a mere euphemism for dangerously unsupportive footwear.…

Great news for Skrillex fans: Dubstep music is a real buzzkill when it comes to the survival behaviors of mosquitoes.

Everything went fine for a while as well-wishers lined up in Loreto, Italy on Monday to say hi to Pope Francis.  

For some, it’s Mother Nature’s gift to Instagram. But for residents of Lake Elsinore, California, a stunning carpet of poppies has turned into a bouquet of nightmares.  A wet winter carpeted local hills with irresistible poppies drawing “unbearable,” selfie-hungry crowds to…

While American cheese was named one of GHN’s 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health, we never thought it would also shape the internet—at least for a moment.   The Web has found a new use for the fluorescent-orange squares: throwing it on baby’s faces.

In June of 2015, John Snow suddenly hit Google pay dirt.   The “Father of Epidemiology” is just one typo away from fictional Jon Snow, star of HBO's hit Game of Thrones, who had seemingly been killed off at the end of season 5. Fans eager to speculate about Snow’s…