Our fishy ancestors might have gotten a cognitive boost just by leaving the water.
Healthy birds watched their friends get sick with a bacterial disease. Their immune cells freaked out.
Our tests will need frequent touch-ups to make sure that no mutations get past them.
New research confirms that elephant trunks don’t just blow—they can also suck.
Post-vaccination infections reveal how effective vaccines are—and which variants are sneaking past our defenses.
Yes, they can.
It’s time for more weapons in the shots-versus-virus arms race.
A parasite gives its hosts the appearance of youth, and an unmatched social power in the colony.
And yet we have very little idea where anuses come from.
Seriously, stop it.
The reputation of all COVID-19 vaccines hinges on improving perceptions of the Johnson & Johnson shot.
Female hoopoes will paint their eggs with a brownish goo, in a bid for greater male attention.
Antibodies are great and all, but macrophages, B cells, and helper T cells deserve some attention too.
Disturbingly light is the head that wears the crown.
Billions of bugs will soon burst out of the ground to begin the mass gathering of a lifetime. It’s hard not to feel jealous.
Vaccinated and unvaccinated people are getting more lax with behavior at a time when vigilance really matters.
Antibodies that cross the placenta or end up in milk could give infants temporary immunity to COVID-19.
People with long COVID were left out of vaccine trials. They are now navigating the new shots on their own.
Post-immunization cases, sometimes called “breakthroughs,” are very rare and very expected.