Dig the dung beetle. Sample the belly button. Tilt your brain — and see what happens. Watch bees cook their enemies. Drive through the More
Love your arteries?
Think you can get away with an occasional high-fat junk food chow-down? A new study confirms that a single meal can harm your arteries. More
Biobombs blast cancer!
We reported on viruses that infect cancer cells, force them to make more virus, and then die. Can viruses become “intelligent More
West Nile virus running wild
Mosquitoes spread a lot of disease, but they are not just “flying hypodermic needles.” As we rush to protect ourselves against a virus More
Should “wastewater” be wasted?
Population growth, climate change and development are all focusing attention on water shortages. More
Brain under threat
In just a moment, our brains can go from calm, deliberate and focused, to alert, agitated and aroused. More
Feeding 7+ billion
The green revolution fed billions, but population keeps rising, water is short and the climate is changing. How will Africans feed More
Short of meds…
Contaminated injection blamed for mini-epidemic. Why are hospitals running out of generic drugs, anesthetics and antibiotics? More
Ultra sports are exploding! Why would anybody bike 508 miles across the desert – or run 135? What are the rigors of training, the More
Nothing light about lightning
New instruments are giving a better view of how those astonishingly strong lightning bolts form inside clouds. More
Spinal cord injury
A combined nerve-graft and enzyme treatment restored breathing to 9 of 11 rats. More
Soil: Key to solving the food crisis?
Could soil help? One-third of soils are degraded. In fighting desertification, erosion and nutrient loss, some soil-restoring More
The secret life of cats
Humans and cats have enjoyed each other’s company for millennia, but scientists have discovered some troubling secrets of free-roaming More
Honor thy mother
Mother is your first — and most important — relationship. What does science tell us about the effects of mothering? More
Coffee: Drink of the gods?
Teenagers listen up! Caffeine not just a mood-booster: Coffee’s complex chemistry could help with memory, illness, but in moderation! More