Depends on whether one worries about climate change or persistent plastics in terrestrial and marine ecosystems. David Biello reports
Hot weather primes pitchers for vengeance
A combination of record floods and record numbers of organic farms has led to concerns about the safety of groceries--organic and otherwise
High-tech genetic tests miss a new strain of drug-resistant staph, which seems to be transferable between people and cows
Research has found that dyscalculia, a learning disability focused around number and math concepts, is as common as dyslexia. Christie Nicholson reports
Please, Magneto, stop blaming evolution for your anger issues
The FDA has only limited say in what cosmetics manufacturers can and cannot put into their products; the cosmetics industry has essentially been regulating itself for some three decades, and would like to keep it that way...
World regions that will bear the brunt of global warming's impact on food include India, Mexico and southern Africa
Books and recommendation from Scientific American
Citizen scientists observe and record data to census the world's shrinking amphibian population in the name of science and conservation
In the wake of the meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi, the IAEA urged a critical review of nuclear safety systems
Balls that roll uphill, bathtubs that stretch and shrink, freaky faces and throbbing hearts. Welcome to the year's best visual tricks
A genetic mutation causes low histamine levels to be produced
Nutritionist Marion Nestle explains why the new dietary model should help Americans understand how to eat better--and how it could be improved
New research finds flaws in a 2009 study that had provided hope and one scientist says CFS patients should stop taking antiretroviral drugs based on those findings
A landfill in Hangzhou may become a model for dealing with China's growing garbage problem
The surprising accident at Fukushima puts the spotlight on a new generation of U.S. nuclear reactors. Are they safe enough?
A study in a hospital in Turkey found that three quarters of cell phones belonging to patients and visitors carried staph bacteria. Katherine Harmon reports
Increases in average temperature and rainfall were associated in Zanzibar with higher numbers of cholera cases within a definite time period. Steve Mirsky reports
Damaged facilities force further delay to ITER experiment.