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Why does the placebo effect work?

The placebo effect is a long-recognised phenomenon that has played an important part in the history of medicine — from the healing powers of Stonehenge to administering placebo drugs to modern day patients. But it’s not until recently that science has begun to truly understand how the placebo effect really works.

Sweeping the Dust from a Cosmic Lobster

A new image from ESO’s VISTA telescope captures a celestial landscape of glowing clouds of gas and tendrils of dust surrounding hot young stars. This infrared view reveals the stellar nursery known as NGC...

15 Surreal Satellite Images of Earth.

Aral Sea The Aral Sea, once the 4th largest lake in the world, continues to shrink and is now 10% of its original size. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently called the drying up...