• April 17, 2014 |  The Pulse

    When it comes to attractiveness of beards, it's about what's rare, not the hair

    New research shows that when beards or clean shaven faces are more rare in a population, they are more attractive.
  • April 10, 2014 |  The Pulse

    The science behind fixing Philadelphia's $550,000 pothole problem

    The streets are lurking with a dangerous science experiment that's been brewing underground for months.
  • April 9, 2014 |  The Pulse

    In the world of instant communication, some doctors add Skype to the mix

    Instant communication with your doctor sounds convenient, but could it be destructive to practicing good medicine?
  • April 11, 2014 |  The Pulse

    The Obamacare rollout continued: The varied fates of three enrollees

    Now that the clock has wound down for health care enrollment through the Affordable Care Act this year, The Pulse thought it a prime time to revisit s...
  • April 10, 2014 |  The Pulse

    In a sea of mobile health devices, how do we know which ones are most effective?

    The number of digital health applications is exploding, but who's keeping tabs on the safety and effectiveness of all the options?
  • April 10, 2014 |  The Pulse

    Mapping microbes across the globe

    Microbes. Most of us are generally aware that these micro-organisms are all around us, but only the malevolent kind seem to make it into the headlines...
  • April 9, 2014 |  The Pulse

    A good sense of humor helps in coping with epilepsy

    In this week's Patient Files, epilepsy advocate Dan Dougherty talks about the need for a light heart when dealing with a heavy diagnosis.
  • April 10, 2014 |  The Pulse

    3 science stories not to miss: Saturn's moon, stressed-out DNA, and Italian violins

    The Scientist's Kerry Grens updates us on a discovery on Saturn's moon, new research correlating stress with telomere length and more.