In part 2 of our interview, award-winning author Carl Zimmer talks about his latest books, and a new study that shows how Toxoplasma influences the behavior of rats--and maybe of us...
U.S. Institute of Medicine finds "very little evidence" of serious harm
High school student Shree Bose discusses her win at the first Google Science Fair
The annual Scientific American September single-topic issue is all about cities. And award-winning author Carl Zimmer recently penned a piece on evolution research in the urban environment for The New York Times ...
A new drug contaminant is causing frightening outbreaks of blackened skin and low white blood cell counts
Rats infected with Toxoplasma actually like cat odors. New research finds that the infection makes cat odor aphrodisiacal. Steve Mirsky reports
Engineered bacteria attack lethal infection with its own weapons.
When poultry farms avoided antibiotic use, their resistant bacteria drop was fast and vast. Cynthia Graber reports
A new technique offers scientists an unprecedented window into complex psychiatric disorders
Findings present potential strategy to control spread of malaria.
Toxic strains of a common gut microbe are multiplying
Researchers find molecules that might mark elusive syndrome.
An alternative explanation for cancer's origins could lead to better therapies
Researchers untangle the genetics of how a crippling virus mutated and spread via mosquito from Africa to Asia
This year's Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, which focused on physiology or medicine, brought together Nobel Prize winners and young researchers from around the world
The human population will top seven billion this year—more than double what it was just 50 years ago, experts say.
And these next 39 years are expected to bring about some big shifts among the biggest countries...
An antibody that recognizes all strains of influenza A could be a universal vaccine blueprint.