Articles republished from Undark Magazine
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.
Scientists are concerned that heat waves could be linked to more premature births and stillbirths.
Many researchers fear the consequences of training computers to identify a person’s sexual orientation and criminality based solely on physical appearance.
News coverage routinely claims that conservation efforts dilute the spread of disease, but the issue is far from settled science.
The last vestiges of the devastating virus persist where terrorists stop vaccines from reaching babies and children.
The contrasting ways Chinese people and Westerners express symptoms could point to distinct experiences of the same disorder.
Science-fiction concerns about neonatal-care technology can obscure its true challenges and limitations.
Advances in technology only help if patients will use them, and the evidence shows that oftentimes, they won’t.
Despite simple solutions, a fourth of Bangladesh’s population is still exposed to drinking water contaminated with the deadly element.