News: Science

3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize For Hepatitis C Virus Discovery
Rob Stein, Mark Katkov | October 5, 2020
The scientists' work led to a test to protect blood transfusion recipients from hepatitis C and drugs to treat the infection that have saved millions of lives, according to the Nobel Assembly.
Laughter: The Best Medicine
Shankar Vedantam, Laura Kwerel, Tara Boyle | September 28, 2020
If you listen closely to giggles, guffaws, and polite chuckles, you can discern a huge amount of information about people and their relationships with each other. This week, we talk with neuroscientist Sophie Scott about the many shades of laughter, from cackles of delight among close friends to the "canned" ...