The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is relocating whole slums to help restore polluted rivers. Is it doing more harm than good?
The evidence that braces make you healthier is shaky at best.
The space agency was conceived as an answer to Sputnik, but it quickly became much more.
If a conflict breaks out between countries with weapons in orbit, it could threaten space access for everyone.
Doctors in Afghanistan are scrambling to address the country’s wave of infant war injuries.
Before the pandemic hit, they struggled to get funding that might have hastened treatments for COVID-19.
How Michigan’s attempt to automate its unemployment system went horribly wrong
The animals have a remarkable resilience to all sorts of diseases that afflict humans.
In the fight against malaria, sometimes bed nets and pesticides just aren’t enough.
Three species of honeycreeper now sing much more similar songs, as their populations decline.
Researchers have spent centuries failing to decipher a medieval manuscript’s baffling drawings of plants, naked women, and astrological symbols. Is it worth the effort?
Ten years after a seminal paper laid bare psychology’s white, affluent, Western skew, not much has changed.
Opioid addicts are turning to online forums for advice about quitting. Their conversations have a lot to teach us about drug use and public health.
False starts and fear have kept such a drug off the market for two decades.
Evidence suggests that classes can be like therapy for sexual-assault survivors, but some researchers fear that they could cause new trauma instead.
The “Jamaica study” has garnered more attention online than 99 percent of scientific research.
Is classifying the wild dog as a species good strategy or bad practice?
As humans drive vulnerable mammals closer to extinction, valuable mutations hidden in their DNA could be bred out of existence.
Georgia is preparing to spend $150 million on election technology. Experts worry it will be a security nightmare.
Tiny plastic building blocks are spilled into oceans and waterways before they’re even made into plastic goods.