Of all the souvenirs people bring home from Brazil this year, dengue fever will no doubt be among the most memorable.

Last week, I wrote about perceptions of psychiatry and neurology in ancient Babylon. Here are a scattering of tidbits from some different publications to give you a taste of what the Babylonian approach to physical medicine was like.

In some ways, the ancient Babylonians were actually better scientists than the medieval Europeans.

Why do evil overlords put their troops in vision-obscuring armour even though they ought to know better? 

Easter is among the holidays on which you’re most likely to be set on fire.

We don’t really understand sleep beyond knowing that not getting enough of it can kill you.