Snow flies have adapted to keep running in subzero temperatures, but their time is running out.
Forget changing only the names that honor the horrors of the past. Some biologists now argue no species should ever be named after a single individual.
A unique experiment shows how multicellular organisms might have evolved from single-celled ancestors.
Most such mysteries go unsolved. But in this case, a crack team of scientists quickly found a culprit.
What was once outright denial has morphed into a subtler dismissal.
All of this will happen again.
Only a couple dozen doctors specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Now their knowledge could be crucial to treating millions more patients.
Brain fog isn’t like a hangover or depression. It’s a disorder of executive function that makes basic cognitive tasks absurdly hard.
When a sleeping animal’s eyes twitch beneath its eyelids, is it looking around a dream world?
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.