New study finds that overconsumption of salt was responsible for more than 2 million deaths worldwide in 2010.
Why are manufacturers suddenly advertising that their products are made with sea salt? Is it any healthier than other salt?
Photo of the day: Scientific beauty
A microscopic snapshot of a grain of salt measuring 2 millimeters in diameter is the first-place winner of the 2012 Research as Art competition
Americans still eating too much salt
Processed foods, breads and soups are the top sodium culprits in the American diet.
46 smart uses for salt
Put this versatile, nontoxic mineral to work around your home.
De-icing dilemma: Do streets need salt?
Salt saves lives on icy roads, but it can have the opposite effect in nearby ecosystems. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of it and other de-icers.
Table salt used to boost digital storage
Scientists have discovered that by mixing table salt into the solution used to create bit imaging, hard drives can store almost 6 times their current capacity.