The global rise of “vaccine hesitancy” is changing the landscape of disease transmission
Japan has turned regenerative medicine into a regulatory free-for-all. Patients across the world could pay the price
Cats are clingier to their human owners than their reputation would suggest. Karen Hopkin reports.
Findings fuel hopes for improved food-crop efficiency
Why do all the pictures you take underwater look blandly blue-green? The answer has to do with how light travels through water. Derya Akkaynak, an oceangoing engineer, has figured out a way to recover the colorful brilliance of the deep...
Study subjects with a gene variant that heightened their sensitivity to bitterness tended to eat fewer vegetables than people who didn’t mind bitter flavors. Christopher Intagliata reports...
A chance discovery brings new interest in porcine intelligence
A measleslike virus is ricocheting through marine mammal populations in the Arctic—and melting sea ice might be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports.
There are some situations where beneficial bacteria (either from foods or supplements) can post a threat to the host
Feathers surrounding the insects’ nests mask a pitfall
Treatment first used in the early 20th century is showing promise against deadly infections
The pumpkin’s ancestor was an incredibly bitter, tennis-ball-sized squash—but it was apparently a common snack for mastodons. Christopher Intagliata reports.
An experiment that partially revived slaughterhouse pig brains raises questions about the precise end point of life
As European green crab populations balloon in warming waters, New England scientists work to develop a commercial fishery
In cold, northern climates, eggs tend to be darker and browner—heat-trapping colors that allow parents to spend a bit more time away from the nest. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...
Green crabs learned to navigate a maze without making a single wrong turn—and remembered the skill weeks later. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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The phainopepla migrates from southern California to the desert Southwest to breed in the spring before flying to California coastal woodlands to do so again in summer.
A new book tells the tale of the greatest predator of human beings in history
A gigantic fish from the Amazon has incredibly tough scales—and materials scientists are looking to them for bulletproof inspiration. Christopher Intagliata reports.