Thirteen years ago, a young woman was found dead in small-town Texas. She was nicknamed “Lavender Doe” for the purple shirt she was wearing. Her real identity would remain a mystery until amateur genealogists took up her case.
If there is a way to stop COVID-19, it will be by blocking its proteins from hijacking, suppressing, and evading humans’ cellular machinery.
The lockdowns, equipment shortages, and overburdened hospitals feel all too familiar.
People who have recovered from the disease have antibodies that might help those still suffering from it.
If they run out of space, where will all the sick people go?
There are advantages to having biotech executives as neighbors.
To make room for coronavirus patients, hospitals are delaying procedures that would make major differences in people’s lives.
What exactly does it mean when schools and businesses close to “deep clean” because of the coronavirus?
Why is it so, so hard to stop touching your face?
The obsession with breastfeeding has inspired a start-up to make human milk outside the human body.
For grieving families, the photos preserve the only memories they have of their child.
Grieving patients are encouraged to see and hold their stillborn infants—and in some cases even bring them home.
Six date seeds as old as the Dead Sea Scrolls are now flourishing as trees on a kibbutz.
2019-nCoV isn't going to cut it long term.
Roasting would have been easy. But re-creating the paleo way of boiling water requires a bit more imagination.
Scientists have managed to sequence the genome of a measles virus that infected a 2-year-old girl who died in 1912.
A gastronomic investigation of mammoth feasts
A group of self-taught investigators is confronting the limits of using DNA and genetic genealogy to identify victims.
It’s surprisingly common for men to start losing entire chromosomes from blood cells as they age.
Before an evolutionary breakthrough, the tiny bones of ears were part of the jaw.
Ever since the French revolutionary’s assassination in a bathtub, doctors and scientists have wondered why he had to spend so much time in there to begin with.