Articles republished from Undark Magazine
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.
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.
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.
Studies that infect participants with dangerous pathogens can be especially controversial in the poor areas that need the research the most.
Studies have shown that when it comes to relaying scientific messages, satire can be more effective than sincerity.
Heat maps, blood tests, and cameras could be the key to turning high mortality rates around.
Most hospitals in the U.S. use electronic charts and histories for their patients, but varied, incompatible platforms make it difficult to share critical information between institutions.
The way science classes talk about—or gloss over—the science of human difference could risk reinforcing students’ misperceptions.