Visiting it is like going to a really macabre candy store—except instead of sweets, there are tapeworms.
If they’re right, it’s the most endangered great ape alive.
English is shaped by more than natural selection.
A new global study reveals the consequences of fragmenting the world’s woodlands.
Neuroimaging studies have traditionally scanned a thin and unrepresentative slice of humanity—but that’s changing.
A new study turns the history of MRSA on its head.
Large initiatives are underway to pinpoint the next big viral threats—but some virologists believe the task is too hard.
An open letter, signed by current and former members of the group, set off the latest round of complaints about its leadership.
A nonprofit is calling for the U.S. to redouble its commitment to helping developing countries prepare for new infectious diseases.
There’s good news and bad news.
In western Germany, populations of flying insects have fallen by around 80 percent in the last three decades.
Several blooms have a blue ring at the base of their petals that’s produced in a very unusual way.
Wolves dramatically outperform pooches at a task that requires them to work together.
With these microscopic organisms in their bodies, the insects can digest the indigestible.
By hopping between species, jumping genes have radically altered the course of animal evolution.
A study of diverse people from Africa shows that the genetic story of our skin is more complicated than previously thought.
The U.S. Army is funding the creation of shape-shifting sheets that mimic the abilities of the ocean’s masters of camouflage.
The ethereal allure of a cave full of glowworms masks a sinister purpose and a weird origin story.
They distort the nature of the scientific enterprise, rewrite its history, and overlook many of its most important contributors.
By harnessing the microbes that live inside these bloodsucking insects, scientists are trying to stop them from spreading disease.