Home Authors Posts by Ian Lang
220 POSTS 0 COMMENTSIan Lang is a freelance writer primarily focusing on science and health news topics. He lives in the Washington, DC area.
Referring to humans that lives 40,000-50,000 years ago as "modern" may be more accurate than you think - just like us they apparently had...
41 percent of all amphibian species and 26 percent of all mammals are under threat of extinction
Few people understand what SPF actually means in sunscreen
U.S. birth rate rises for first time since 2007.
For weight loss, freedom of choice may be a bad thing.
The tiny octopus looks more like a ghost from PAC-man
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explains why you're unlikely to see a brontosaurus on your next cruise to the Caribbean: They couldn't handle the climate extremes.
Nuts and peanuts (but not peanut butter) associated with lower risk of death from many common killers
Alcohol remains the most popular drug among teenagers
Dawn's next orbit will take it within 1,000 miles of the dwarf planet
Sexual assault prevention program aimed at women reduced rapes by 46%
Chimps' movements reflected confidence in their answers to memory tests
The Netherlands will export eggs to the U.S. for the first time since 1987
Creative people shown to have higher risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Whale was likely decapitated by a boat propeller
If you share a bathroom, there's an 80% chance the bacteria on your tooth brush comes from someone else's butt
The earliest gold was likely a by-product of the search for tin
Dinos like Triceratops may have used those horns to get frisky, not defend themselves
Pluto's cosmic dance with Charon leads to weird antics among the other moons.
The suicidal sex missions actually have an evolutionary advantage