The disgusting secrets of smelly feet

The disgusting secrets of smelly feet

Cheesy feet aren’t just an embarrassment – understanding the stench could save lives. David Robson delves into the strange ecosystems between your toes.

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Scientists Discover New Structural Features of Human Hair

Scientists Discover New Structural Features of Human Hair

Human hair structure has been studied extensively for more than 70 years, but a complete picture of its local structure has proven elusive. “Human hair is primarily composed of keratin molecules arranged in hierarchical structure, where the fundamental building block is called an intermediated filament,” Dr Stanic said.

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A Renaissance painting reveals how breeding changed watermelons

A Renaissance painting reveals how breeding changed watermelons

"It's fun to go to art museums and see the still-life pictures, and see what our vegetables looked like 500 years ago," James Nienhuis told me. In many cases, it's our only chance to peer into the past, since we can't preserve vegetables for hundreds of years.

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California Says Water Use Fell by 27 Percent in June

California Says Water Use Fell by 27 Percent in June

Water use in California fell by 27 percent in June, passing the conservation target set by Gov. Jerry Brown during the drought, regulators said Thursday. Data released by the State Water Resources Control Board shows 265 out of 411 local agencies hit or nearly reached savings targets. …

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