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.
In Australia, one cat seems to have destroyed an entire bird sanctuary.
Using DNA, genealogists finally confirmed the identity of the “Belle in the Well,” found 38 years ago.
Ticks use their saliva to create a “lake of blood” inside their hosts.
A growing body of research has documented the health risks of getting certain breeds fixed early—so why aren’t shelters changing their policies?
When a New York woman gave birth to twins after IVF, neither baby was related to her, or to each other.
The tiny population of wolves on Isle Royale descended from a much larger group. What if that helped doom them?
The average hospitalized patient endures 350 alarms each day.
A fecal-transplant patient has unexpectedly died just as the FDA is deciding the future of the unconventional procedure.
Can doctors teach people how to parent?
After becoming a sperm donor, Tim Gullicksen wanted to get to know his donor kids. Now he invites them all out to a lake in California every summer.
It’s been genetically unchanged for at least 900 years.
The highest levels of microplastics are found more than 650 feet below the surface.
He Jiankui chose a famous mutation to edit into human embryos. Scientists are still trying to figure out everything it does.
How did they all die at once?
Naturopaths have long been obsessed with a gene called MTHFR. Now vaccine skeptics are testing for it too.
“Literally tens of thousands of people were employed to just spoon poison into the burrows.”
A suitor on The Bachelorette says he is a sperm donor with 114 kids—is that too many?
In the ’70s and ’80s, Donald Cline fathered more than 50 children by using his own sperm in his patients. A new law makes such actions illegal.
How an obsolete medical device with a security flaw became a must-have for some patients with type 1 diabetes
The history of animal domestication might be recorded in ancient pee.