Here's why I'm donating my body to science

A few years ago my mother told me she was donating her body to science. I investigated why this is a good alternative to a traditional funeral. In New York, the Associated Medical Schools of New York help license whole body donation programs amongst medical colleges in the state.

Smoking massively increases your risk of going deaf

Hearing loss isn’t something you’d traditionally associate with smoking , but a shocking new study has revealed that the habit can increase your risk of going deaf. Researchers from Japan’s National Centre for Global Health and Medicine found that smoking increases your risk of losing your hearing by as

Stephen Hawking has died at 76 — here are some of the most remarkable and memorable things he ever said

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Stephen Hawking was my real-life Time Lord: Remembering the genius who inspired countless humans on this rock drifting through space

Stephen Hawking in April 2016.Getty Images Stephen Hawking died in his home in Cambridge at age 76 on March 14, 2018.The physicist pioneered new ways of understanding black holes and the universe.His popular-science books — especially "A Brief History of Time" — may persist as some of his greatest achievements. Stephen

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

The last photo of "Starman" in Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster as it flies toward Mars orbit. Earth is the bright crescent seen in the background.Elon Musk/SpaceX via Instagram In February, SpaceX launched an electric car toward Mars using its newest rocket, called Falcon Heavy.Many people, especially scientists, questioned the choice

SpaceX rocket launches are getting boring — and that's an incredible success story for Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, watches a replay of the first launch of Falcon Heavy during a press conference on February 6, 2018.Dave Mosher/Business Insider SpaceX, founded by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, is achieving major milestones in 2018.The aerospace company launched its 50th Falcon 9 rocket on March 6, and