For all of us, the act of being and thinking requires a network of complex support. The late physicist’s disability made it visible.
For a decade, zookeepers have known that something strange was stopping the giant animals’ hearts—now they’re beginning to trace the culprit to their guts.
"A lot of young conservatives are frustrated by the false choice between no climate action and a big government regulatory scheme."
They're trained problem-solvers, but they have to learn to move beyond data to run successful campaigns.
The case for potential life in the underground ocean of Enceladus is looking better and better.
Meanwhile, Europe is bitterly cold.
Modern genetics would not be possible without the humble fruit fly.
A rare rainstorm in the Atacama Desert offers a clue to how microbes persist in extreme conditions.
A biotech company is on the brink of selling the first genetically modified animal food ever in the United States, but they still have to convince grocers and consumers to want it.
Archaeologists in Nubia are struggling against erosion, desertification, and government plans to develop the land.
Once a weird, fringe treatment, fecal transplants have started becoming mainstream.
The microscopic kind, not the scary, slimy monster type
After a lifetime of intestinal problems, biohacker Josiah Zayner declares war on his own body's microbes.
A new study finds that many household goods degrade air quality more than once thought.
Three ways of thinking (scientifically) about the East Coast’s ridiculous heat
New evidence challenges one of the most celebrated ideas in network science.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”
Roman dice were often visibly biased, but that might not have mattered to someone who believed in divine intervention.
A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.
The highway runs along a geographical feature called the Fall Line—which often has slightly different climates on either side.
How can the snowshoe hare and Arctic fox thrive in a climate-changed world, where there’s less snow to blend in with?
An investigation into a surprisingly divisive question