Treatments to address improper tongue position have been hyped as a health remedy, but they may be doing more harm than good.
The country’s unreliable death records are hampering its public-health efforts.
It’s time to give fungi the respect they’re due.
Researchers are toying with a new option to prevent great-white-shark attacks: predicting when they might strike.
Flesh-eating parasites keep popping up in unexpected places.
The animals are so destructive that they cost the United States billions every year, but actually doing something about it isn’t so simple.
After Puerto Rico’s Arecibo telescope collapsed late last year, the researchers who depended on it are in a tough position.
Everyone wants to end “chick culling.” So what’s the holdup?
Saving the world’s stinkiest plant would be easier if it had any interest in reproducing.
Twenty-five of the endangered rodents are living on top of a multibillion-dollar Chilean gold reserve. Miners are going to great lengths to relocate them.
Wild pigs are running rampant—and doing billions of dollars of damage each year.
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.