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Japan is making more babies. The US is not.

Japan is reversing a dangerous demographic time bomb — but now the US is in the danger zone

Japan has been struggling for years to undo its aging problem. But over the past decade, the birth rate has been rising steadily, while in the US, it's been falling precipitously, as more people opt out of parenting. Childcare could play a key role.
Iceman's stomach was full of fat.

After 5,300 years, the last meal of an ancient Iceman has been revealed — and it was a high-fat, meaty feast

Otzi, the 5,300 year old iceman ate a high-fat, meat-lover's diet. But he wasn't 'Paleo,' and he also ate some toxic ferns and wheat. Scientists are analyzing his stomach contents using DNA analyses, and they're finding out that he wasn't in perfect health.

7 physical and psychological changes that happen when you fall in love

Falling in love leads to a variety of physical and mental changes that have been observed in scientific research. Being in love can reduce stress, relieve pain, and make you happier.
Onlookers watch and cheer as ambulances deliver boys rescued from a cave in northern Thailand to hospital in Chiang Rai after they were transported by helicopters on July 8, 2018 in Chiangrai, Thailand.

The rescued Thai boys want spicy chicken and barbecued pork, but foods are being reintroduced carefully — here’s how that works

The Thai soccer team is out of the cave and recovering. But doctors have to feed them carefully because re-introducing food to people who've been starving for weeks can be deadly.
Kelly, left, and Mark at age 3 in 1967.

A new documentary chronicles the lives of triplets separated at birth in a controversial study — here’s how scientists continue to use twi...

A new documentary, "Three Identical Strangers," follows triplets involved in a secret experiment of nature versus nurture. Here's a look at the history of twin studies and why scientists are fascinated with them.

New research shows that toddlers that lived 3 million years ago could walk upright and climb trees

Even with these abilities, they still had to rely on their parents to carry them.

13 rare animals that are teetering on the brink of extinction

Here are 13 species at risk of extinction, including some that you probably didn’t even know existed.

We’re learning more about how social isolation damages your brain and body — here are the biggest effects

Social isolation can make people more likely to die or be hospitalized. Scientists are even zeroing in on a few ways it might change a person's brain. Here's what we know so far.
Starbucks outgoing executive chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down from his role at the company he helped turn into a global coffee-selling sensation on June 26, 2018.

Starbucks’ Howard Schultz says your morning coffee ritual is under threat

Outgoing Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz is worried about the future of your morning coffee ritual. As the Earth warms and weather systems get erratic, farmers that grow coffee around the planet’s midsection are already feeling pressure.
"I love sharing my spit with you."

We share 80 million bacteria when we kiss each other — here’s why we enjoy it anyway

Kissing is great, because our lips are packed full of receptor cells, and it might be able to help us out with finding the right parter. But it's also disgusting.