COMIC: As it spreads throughout the world, the virus that causes Covid-19 has been changing. Scientists are tracking those changes, hoping to stay one step ahead of worrisome strains.
Feb. 23, 2021 • ~1 min
OPINION: Sea levels rising and falling over hundreds of thousands of years helped build up these special islands
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~9 min
OPINION: The pandemic may be interfering with our fight against drug-resistant bacteria. Luckily, the same tactics can beat back both scourges.
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~8 min
What and how much we eat isn’t the only important thing when it comes to healthy nutrition. Timing seems to matter, too.
Jan. 29, 2021 • ~32 min
PODCAST: Just in the past half-century, our understanding of how exactly our brains remember has taken huge leaps. Amazingly, this is just the beginning.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~21 min
As they craft their humble lives from piles of manure, the insects look to the skies for direction
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~13 min
Best known as a holiday trimming, the parasitic plant is a botanical luminary in its own right. Research suggests it may give as much as it receives from the flora and fauna around it.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~13 min
Humans can transmit many diseases to chimps, orangutans and their kin. People who study and care for the creatures are taking lockdown-style measures to limit the risk.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~9 min
The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered labs and sidelined scientists all over the world. Here’s a look at how some of them have coped.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~21 min
A recently recognized biophysical feature in the fluid of living cells has biologists thinking afresh about how cells carve up their space
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~12 min