Malaria Parasites Come of Sexual Age in Bone Marrow
The discovery could help doctors block transmission of the disease.
How California Could Power Itself Using Renewables
We don't need fossil fuels.
America's Streams Are Awash With Pesticides Banned in Europe
You may have never heard of clothianidin, but it's probably in your local river.
How Wildlife Declines Are Leading to Slavery and Terrorism
As wildlife numbers dwindle, wildlife crimes are rising—and that's fueling a raft of heinous crimes committed against humans.
Modern Technology Still Doesn't Protect Us From Landslides
No landslide monitoring or warning systems are being used to protect vulnerable communities.
The Link Between Carbs, Gut Microbes, and Colon Cancer
Reduced carb intake among mice protected them from colon cancer.
The New Weapon Against Disease-Spreading Insects Is Big Data
Computer models that pinpoint the likely locations of mosquitoes and tsetse flies are helping officials target vector control efforts.
Why Didn't California’s Phone Ban Reduce Accidents?
Are handheld cell phones as dangerous as they have been made out to be?
Doctors Are Not Prescribing the Right Kind of Drugs for the Flu
If you come down with the flu, your doctor is more likely than not to write out a prescription for the wrong type of drug.
How Did Pets and Farm Animals Get So Cute and Friendly?
Reductions in certain stem cells that account for requisite levels of fear and stress also code for cute morphologies.
Tackling West Nile With Bacteria May Worsen the Disease
New research involving West Nile Virus suggests scientists should exercise extreme caution when using an experimental form of disease control.
Why Don't We Manage the Ocean Like We Manage Land?
Scientists are arguing for a radical new approach to marine planning in tropical coastal environments.
Americans Want Elected Leaders Who Act on Climate Change
Members of Congress who oppose climate action are out of touch with most American voters. But they are in touch with the noisy members of the misinformed Tea Party clan.
The Ugly Cycle of Air Pollution and Climate Change
More warming in the atmosphere means more stagnant days—and that means worse air pollution.
The Troubling Connection Between Pesticides and Autism
A new study provides more proof that pregnant mothers should stay far away from pesticide sprays.
Lessons From a Brain-Infecting Fungi Could Change Medicine
A discovery raises the possibility of using a fungal enzyme to deliver drugs directly into the brain.
Evolutionary Explosions Help Bacteria Beat Immune Systems
Scientists have discovered bacteria evolving at a rate never before witnessed.
Evolutionary Map Could Help Farmers Eliminate Fertilizer
New research offers hope for prodding corn, wheat, and rice into a partnership with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
The Brain Knows When There Are Carbs in Your Mouth
Our mouths have a secret sense—one that can detect sugar, even if there's no flavor.
The Placental Microbiome Is Similar to That of the Mouth
The bacteria may be crucial to early feeding.
These Mental Illnesses Are More Dangerous Than Smoking
Many mental illnesses and addictions are more heavily associated with premature deaths than heavy smoking, yet we tend to be less aware of their risks.
How Bee Waggle Dances Could Inform Environmental Policy
To survey for pollinator foraging areas, researchers could tramp around and record what they find. Or a hive of bees could do the legwork for them.