The climax of a standoff with the pharmaceutical industry over high prices
All those Facebook photos are cute—but how are they affecting the kids?
Two decades ago, a group of well-connected, politically savvy families launched a world-leading research center—and fueled a debate over whether autism can and should be cured.
Heavy rainfall means more standing water—but tropical storms have other curious links to mosquito-borne illnesses, too.
Medical advances might keep us healthier for longer, but biology could have limits that technology can't overcome.
Can loose-fitting, breathable outfits help countries resist the West’s energy-wasting air-conditioning habits?
And why do we yawn at all? YouTube clips of yawning animals offer a hint.
Meredith Osborn, a medical illustrator in Columbus, Ohio, talks about being both an artist and a scientist, and the respect society has for each of those roles.
A new study finds that if you mention a hot-button issue like abortion or guns, what the doctor tells you might depend on how he or she votes.
Examining humanity's relationship to one of the most basic, and precious, natural resources
Historically, science has scorned single-subject trials, but parents’ at-home experiments with their kids may drive autism research forward.
At Berkeley, researchers are studying how wearing flip-flops changes buildings' air-conditioning needs.
An etiquette update: Brevity is the highest virtue.
Congress finally approved a $1.1 billion deal—but Zika has already done real damage in the United States.
The bacteria in yogurts have largely failed to live up to their hyped health benefits, but there are other microbes that might.
It is not possible for any one human to read all of the world’s great literature. Likewise, there will never…
Researchers have developed a device that can track the mysterious organ in real time, and may help unlock the key to a healthy pregnancy.
When you’re a hoarder, everything “sparks joy.”
It appears the virus was spread through the tears or sweat of a patient with a particularly severe infection.
In Ghana, capturing wild animals is a tradition and a valuable source of protein. But there’s a fear it’s spreading diseases.
From the “400-pound” hacker to Alicia Machado, the candidate’s denigration of fat people has a long tradition—but may be a liability.