The secret is in their stems.
The virus may rely on particular receptors to infect neural stem cells—but scientists still have more questions than answers.
The brain plays a strange trick in low light—and when people take Viagra.
The code that makes cells is more complex than it once seemed.
Scientists are trying to tweak a well-known model of ecological change to account for environmental fluctuations.
Questions and answers with Gever Tulley, co-author of Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)
An interview with the author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story on the origins and uses of plastic—and how it abuses us
Some medical debates are as old as the Scientific Revolution. An interview with the author of Blood Work.
"Worrying is always bad for your health." Wrong. A study lasting for more than 80 years debunks conventional wisdom.
A family recipe for a classic bûche de Noël: one part golden cake, one part coffee buttercream, and one part spectator sport
This log-shaped cake filled with coffee buttercream is a traditional French Christmas dessert with years of history
Only four scientists create the tastes behind Jelly Belly jelly beans. An inside-the-factory look at how they do it.
Roller-skating waiters. Main courses bathed in clouds of dry ice. If you thought the Olympics were spectacular, try Beijing's style-not-substance restaurants.