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Asbestos has again been found in makeup sold at Claire’s, highlighting a disturbing ‘black hole’ in beauty-product safety

Cosmetic manufacturers use chemicals to give your skin a glow, but at what price to your health? More asbestos was just found in Claire's makeup.
Experts say they're starting to see some viable options for male contraception.

A startup seeded by Silicon Valley’s hottest mentorship program aims to bring the first male birth control to market

The company is working on hormone-free contraception with science developed at UC Berkeley. The startup recently debuted at Y Combinator.
There are plenty of reasons to have sex.

Why love makes you so silly, according to an expert

Being in love can cause you to act differently and, in many cases, downright silly. A psychotherapist told INSIDER why.

Why birth control can make you gain weight

We spoke to experts to find out why birth control can make you gain weight, and why there's more to it than just hormones.

10 surprising ways sex affects your brain

From lowering stress levels to improving your memory, these are the 10 ways sex affects the brain.
Your fingers may reveal a lot about you.

The length of your fingers could indicate your sexual orientation, according to new research

The length of our fingers could provide a clue to our sexuality, according to a new study. Previous research has shown how finger length relates to our personality and hormones we were exposed to in the womb.

A new form of male birth control is being tested around the world — and men only have to rub it on their shoulders once a day

Scientists are moving forward with a year-long trial of male birth control gel. Men rub a nickel-sized amount of the alcohol-based gel on themselves. The drug works by suppressing a man's sperm levels, and usually takes about eight to 12 weeks to become fully effective.

We stop discovering new music at age 30, a new survey suggests — here are the scientific reasons why this could be

A survey from music streaming service Deezer suggests we stop listening to new music at the age of 30 years and 6 months — a time when we are likely to be feeling overwhelmed by musical choice, and busy with work and children.

Your diet could affect when you hit the menopause, according to a major new study — and eating oily fish and legumes could delay it by years

Certain foods could lead women to reach the menopause over a year earlier, according to new research from the University of Leeds.