The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.
We’ve known about SARS-CoV-2 for only three months, but scientists can make some educated guesses about where it came from and why it’s behaving in such an extreme way.
The country is not aiming for 60 percent of the populace to get COVID-19, but you’d be forgiven for thinking so based on how badly the actual plan has been explained.
The planet’s tallest animal is in far greater danger than people might think.
A solar storm can throw whales off-course, suggesting that the large animals might have an internal compass.
Giant phages have been found in French lakes, baboons from Kenya, and the human mouth.
Nature is clearly in crisis—but what do researchers do when they only have imperfect data on the extent of the losses?
New diseases are mirrors that reflect how a society works—and where it fails.
Here’s what the oft-cited R0 number tells us about the new outbreak—and what it doesn’t.
Lab-grown glands can now produce realistic cocktails of toxins, which could help address one of the world’s biggest and most neglected health crises.
The bushfires were a disaster waiting to happen for animals already fighting for survival.
They perceive depth in a very different way than we do.
Unlike many other gaudy animal ornaments, the red-and-orange heads of coot chicks are honest indicators of weakness and vulnerability.
A phage that resists all forms of the antiviral defense known as CRISPR has an unusual means of survival.
For the first time, scientists recorded a cardiogram from the largest animal that has ever lived.
By migrating in huge herds, bison behave like a force of nature, engineering and intensifying waves of spring greenery that other grazers rely on.
The latest volley in a decades-long debate about apes’ theory of mind involved one scientist dressing up as King Kong and stealing from his colleague.
A contentious new paper traces the origins of modern humans to ancient wetlands in Africa, a claim other researchers have called far-fetched.
For 50 years, researchers have thought that moths evolved ears to detect the ultrasonic calls of attacking bats—but a new study shows that ears came first.
It has only now come to light, and could be destroyed if deep-sea mining is allowed to go ahead.