The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.
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For one young scientist, a genetic study of 91 ancient remains yielded fascinating, complicated results—and an ethical quandary.
Three genes that appeared during our early evolution probably increased the number of neurons in our heads—but at a cost.
Besides the usual way
Forest fires killed off tree-dwelling species and left the ground-dwelling ones to restart the avian dynasty.
A deep understanding of the Congo’s culture and time-honored public-health tactics are the keys to controlling the outbreak.
It turns out that the Chinese giant salamander is actually five different species—and they’re all probably facing extinction.
Villages, and sometimes whole regions of the Congo, are misplaced—but the ministry of health and a team of cartographers are racing to get better data.
The stakes are higher now that the virus has reached a city of 1.2 million people.
They somehow seem to have evolved this weird trait several times.
Their dung consumes the oxygen around it, creating lethal pulses of suffocating water.
The two main phases of sleep might work together to boost creative problem-solving.
The DRC's top virologist says the response has been quick, but it started late because of delays in reporting suspected cases.
The highly respected Tim Ziemer left the National Security Council earlier this week. Here’s who will be taking over his duties.
Fortunately, the new outbreak is happening in the DRC, a country well versed in fighting the dreaded virus.
The threat of a flu pandemic clouds even his legendary optimism, so he's launching an initiative to prevent one.
An incredibly preserved set of tracks tell the story of an ancient hunt.
These increasingly complex organoids aren't conscious—but we might not know when they cross that line.
Scientists are starting to uncover the genetic basis of the Bajau people’s incredible breath-holding abilities.