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.
Products like Red Bull have sent thousands of adolescents to the emergency room. The people who market them insist they don’t need to be regulated.
Training trusted adults to check in on recovering adolescents could be an important, yet overlooked, strategy in preventing suicide.
By measuring the changing volume of patients’ brains, some physicians hope they can offer targeted treatments even without an official diagnosis.
No rules stop researchers—or even anyone who wins an auction—from giving new species any moniker they like.
Manufacturers say the devices can benefit just about everyone. But first they have to become cool.
The lack of a standard labeling system can lead to confused doctors and worse care.
Is preserving a Jewish bloodline worth creating a child who will never know her father?
The key to predicting storm intensity may lie below the surface.
Farmers are in a rush to grow the once-taboo plant, but scientists still haven’t figured out how they should do it.
Deep in shady forests and at the bottom of towering canyons, climate refugia could provide the stability that vulnerable species need.