It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a kidney.
Even before the pandemic began, more people here were dying at younger ages than in comparably wealthy nations.
A new study refutes the widespread idea that woodpeckers have shock-absorbing heads.
The latest surge is a test of our pandemic priorities.
In the face of government inaction, the country’s best chance at keeping the crisis from spiraling relies on everyone to keep caring.
A newly identified population in Greenland is less dependent on the vanishing sea ice. But even they can’t hold out forever.
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
To study something as freewheeling, spontaneous, and variable as play, researchers had to get creative.
A new viral outbreak is testing whether the world has learned anything from COVID.
As COVID numbers tick up, hospitals are supposed to be ready to jump in as needed. Only, they never really had a reprieve.
By completely rewiring the network of animal viruses, climate change is creating a new age of infectious dangers.
Millions of people are still mourning loved ones lost to COVID, their grief intensified, prolonged, and even denied by the politics of the pandemic.
After the vicuñas in Argentina’s San Guillermo National Park caught mange from domesticated llamas, the world around them changed.
All epidemics trigger the same Sisyphean cycle of panic and neglect. Even so, that cycle isn’t meant to spin this quickly.
The U.S. is nearing 1 million recorded COVID-19 deaths without the social reckoning that such a tragedy should provoke. Why?
What does society owe immunocompromised people?
Scientists had no idea how an underwater Arctic volcano could sustain so much life. And then they noticed the black tubes.
COVID has pushed one Chicago institution into crisis again and again. The Omicron surge is receding. Now what?
Omicron is pushing hospitals to their limit, but the medical system still has an ethical responsibility to all patients—no matter the choices they make.
Many supposedly “incidental” infections aren’t really incidental, and cannot be dismissed.