Articles republished from Undark Magazine
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.
Earlier, “unbalanced” harvests are putting Bordeaux’s premium grapes in jeopardy.
Drilling for oil and gas may be to blame.
Latin American countries have larger capacities than ever to house locally discovered specimens, but many are still held abroad.
Facing a project with no room for mistakes, companies are striving to ensure the technology is up to the task.
Even as it champions renewable energy, the country has struggled to curb a rising demand for livestock.
Exchanging wildlife specimens with museums and zoos can help law enforcement stop smugglers.
Animal suffering is incredibly difficult to measure. So is whether or not it actually benefits research.
Volunteers who have been monitoring glaciers for generations are firsthand witnesses to a warming Arctic landscape.
Schools and hospitals are using specialized LEDs to combat the damage of indoor living.
Researchers who are under investigation can often bounce easily between jobs.
Should law enforcement be able to test them?
New software is helping to quickly identify when the results of an experiment just don’t add up.
Surveilling sharks, not killing them, could be the future of safe beaches.
Archaeologists in Nubia are struggling against erosion, desertification, and government plans to develop the land.
LeapsMag is supposed to be independent of the pharma giant, but the venture still raises ethical questions.
As more cases turn up, doctors are concerned about the extent to which memory loss may be undetected.
Amid record-breaking gun violence, Chicago’s police are expanding the use of an innovative technology—with little evidence that it helps.
New theories are challenging a long-standing notion that the difficulty of childbirth is simply an evolutionary trade-off.
With its high rates of traditional circumcision—and complications—the country is on the cutting edge of one of the rarest and most challenging surgeries in modern medicine.