Will we ever win the "war on cancer"? The latest figures show just how distant a prospect victory is right now. In the US, the lifetime risk of developing cancer is 42% in men and 38% in women, according
The two have been locked in an evolutionary arms race since before they even existed. In the mountains of Oregon, there are newts with so much poison in their skin that each could kill a roomful of people.
We don't often encounter species that produce their own light here on land. Fireflies do it. Some millipedes and fungi do it. That's about it. But in the murky depths of the ocean, it's a whole different
Want to mingle with hobbits? All you’ll need is a time machine and these coordinates: Flores Island, Indonesia, 700,000 B.C. There, you’d find 70-pound, three-foot-tall humanoids dwelling in caves. If
Across the globe, light pollution is making the night sky lighter and the stars harder to see, according to a new study. In a paper published Friday in Science Advances, researchers reveal that 1 in 3
NSFL. Why Is This Still a Thing is a column exploring the anachronistic, seemingly-outdated technology that surrounds us. New columns appear every Friday. I still remember the genesis of my trypophobia.
A few weeks ago I helped organize an open letter to Margaret Chan at the WHO and the IOC expressing concern about the wisdom of holding the Olympic Games in Rio this August. The letter, signed by 223 doctors,
Scientists describe ‘cultural loss of unprecedented magnitude’ as global atlas reveals extent of light pollution in the world’s skies It has inspired astronomers, artists, musicians and poets but the Way