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Stories by Rachael Rettner

When Did Women Start to Outlive Men?

Although a greater life expectancy is seen as normal today, it is a relatively new demographic phenomenon that emerged among people born in the late 19th century

July 7, 2015 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience

Powdered Alcohol Now Legal in U.S.

The product, approved Tuesday by a government agency, yields a drink with the same alcohol content as a standard mixed drink, so some lawmakers are concerned

March 18, 2015 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience
New Hospital Guidelines Say No Cats Allowed

New Hospital Guidelines Say No Cats Allowed

Only dogs should be allowed to visit because they're more reliably trained and less risky, says the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology 

March 3, 2015 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience

100 Years of Bubonic Plague

In the last century alone, researchers have described more than 1,000 cases of plague infections in the U.S.

December 11, 2014 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience

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