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Meet the mosquito: Annoying, deadly
Malaria is declining slowly, but skeeters carry other diseases, including dengue and West Nile. How do mosquitoes reproduce? What are More
To heal hearing, try temporary blindness?
Winter woes? No problem! say plants
Problems of the apes
Bad feet? Aching back? Impacted wisdom teeth? Blame balky designs inherited from your relatives. How has evolution equipped — or More
Roads: helpful here, harmful there
Roads are the first insult to pristine natural areas — and a key to agricultural productivity in places where farming makes sense. More
Wolf mystery solved at last!
And how did it traverse 460 kilometers of ocean? Apparently by crossing a narrow band of ice during the last Ice Age. A new study More
Warming: A bad climate for endangered species?
How will rising temperatures affect endangered species? Are there ways to abate the consequences, and are they being tested? More
Odder than odd!
Dig the dung beetle. Sample the belly button. Tilt your brain — and see what happens. Watch bees cook their enemies. Drive through the More
After the flood, the menace of mold
After Sandy’s soaking: How dangerous are molds and bacteria that grow in a soggy house? What is the best way to salvage a water-damaged More
Energy report: Plentiful supplies, warning signs
Conservation and fracking will help United States reach energy independence by 2030. How will cheap natural gas affect renewable More
The science of cheese
Cheesemaking is older than Homer’s Odyssey, but questions remain. Which bacteria make the best cheese? Must low-fat cheese taste like More
Light at night: Mixed blessing!
Researchers are finding more links to obesity, cancer, and sleep disturbances. Light blocks the release of melatonin, a hormone More