The virus showed up months—or even years—before anyone realized it was there. And Miami proved to be the perfect gateway into the U.S.
… and perhaps more importantly: when?
They’re so steady that you can balance a dead one on a single leg.
And other tales from the intersection of science and airport security
They act as a “social vaccine” that protects female students against negative stereotypes and gives them a sense of belonging.
Incensed by attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, several Democratic physicians are planning to run for office.
The administration is contemplating a cap on what the NIH spends on overhead—a move that critics say will “disembowel” many research institutes.
Henderson Island is isolated and uninhabited—but its beaches are still covered in garbage.
A mistranslation is spreading misinformation about the news from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The idea is a 19th-century myth that was started by scientists who never actually measured our ability to detect odors.
The ability to hold back its destructive side has allowed one bacterium to repeatedly colonize the bodies of animals.
A group of scientists is pushing ahead with plans to build whole genomes—including human ones—from scratch.
It came from a giant Montana quarry, not Sigourney Weaver’s fridge.
The old masterpieces lose for a third time in a new study.
In a new book on duck sex, dancing birds, and human orgasms, Richard Prum argues against a cold and utilitarian view of nature's splendor.
Even America’s protected areas are being subjected to harmful levels of noise pollution.
In the 1950s, if a woman wanted to know if she was pregnant, she needed to get her urine injected into a frog.
The technique will allow researchers to study Neanderthals and other prehistoric people without relying on fossils.
That’s 100,000 years earlier than previously thought—and most archaeologists aren’t buying it.
Understanding how the disease evolves is the key to stopping it.