How much blood can a human lose without dying, and how does the body replenish that blood once it’s gone?
Scientists are studying people over 80 whose memories are just as good as someone in their 50s. What sets these ‘SuperAgers’ apart?
Turning saltwater into clean drinking water is an expensive, energy-intensive process, but could the wonder material graphene make it more accessible?
Sloths spend most of their time eating, resting, or sleeping; in fact, they descend from their treetops canopies just once a week, for a bathroom break. How are these creatures so low energy? Kenny Coogan describes the physical and behavioural adaptations that allow sloths to be so slow.
For the microscopic lab worm C. elegans, life equates to just a few short weeks on Earth. The bowhead whale, on the other hand, can live over two hundred years. Why are these lifespans so different? And what does it really mean to ‘age’ anyway? Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explains why the pace of aging varies greatly across animals.
We’ve heard it. We get it. We know! Drink more water! But it’s not just overplayed advice from fitness magazines and your mother. When we get dehydrated our bodies send out clear warning signs that we need to check our fluid levels. If that happens, it’s important to do everything to get your hydration level back on track. Here are some of the symptoms associated with not drinking enough water…