Newsflash: The inventive minds at The Open Notebook, a resource for science, environmental and health journalists, are hosting what it believes to be the first science-themed peeps diorama contest

If Valentine’s Day passed you over yesterday, take heart—at least you didn’t get a Vinegar Valentine.  

While for some the sounds may induce chill-mode, others feel like they're “being haunted by a very quiet ghost with no sense of personal space.” So what is ASMR—"autonomous sensory meridian response"? Think the opposite of nails on a chalkboard—repetitive, up-close sound…

There’s no sinking feeling quite like realizing you just sent unintended Reply All. But there is one surefire catharsis: sharing the cringey correspondence with The New York Times. David Pogue’s crowdsourced collection of email mishaps reaffirms that once the deed is done,…

An ambitious endangered toad was determined to get into Hopkins … or at least the sneaker of a Hopkins scientist.   The western leopard toad hitched a ride from South Africa to Baltimore in Nancy Connell’s shoe, enduring “multiple flights, train rides and shuttles, not to…

If you haven’t heard of the Netflix thriller Bird Box you’ve probably been living—well—under a box. It’s the film that birthed a thousand memes—or is it the memes that sparked 45 million views? Conspiracy theories abound that Netflix paid people to make Bird Box memes go…

It’s 4 days into January, meaning it’s time to start giving up on New Year’s resolutions. The most ubiquitous health and wealth goals have spawned a Resolution Industrial Complex that feeds off a “commodification of inadequacy” so blatant that it “might seem rude during…

We were late to the party on weighted blankets—but all it takes is one article and boom, we suddenly can’t live without one this Christmas. Long valuable in quelling symptoms of PTSD and autism, the item has become Insta-famous and is selling like heavy hotcakes. The…

Have you ever seen something—a kitten, a baby, a puppy—so adorable you just want to … punch it?   You may be among a subset of people who experience “cute aggression.”   The condition has no doubt reached pandemic levels in the era of viral animal videos. And researchers…

It’s a question that’s confounded decades of college students—what would happen if you subsisted primarily on instant ramen noodles?   Finally, someone dug deep into the science to find out. Spoiler alert—ramen’s empty calories do more damage than good. Aside from being a…