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How La Niña Could Affect the Spread of Zika loading...
How La Niña Could Affect the Spread of Zika
With the virus already spreading farther north, the weather pattern's onset could change its distribution.
Millions Injected Into Push for New Antibiotics loading...
Millions Injected Into Push for New Antibiotics
Defeating antibiotic resistance requires developing new drugs. With big companies backing away, a new partnership might help.
Antibiotic Found in Noses—Here’s What You Need to Know loading...
Antibiotic Found in Noses—Here’s What You Need to Know
An antibiotic effective against drug-resistant staph infections comes from an unlikely source: bacteria inside the human nose.
Historic Solar Flight Shows Promise and Challenge of Clean Energy loading...
Historic Solar Flight Shows Promise and Challenge of Clean Energy
Completing the first trip around the world exclusively on solar power, the experimental Solar Impulse shows what’s possible in energy and flight.
The Gene: Science's Most Powerful—and Dangerous—Idea loading...
The Gene: Science's Most Powerful—and Dangerous—Idea
Genes influence who we are—and now we can manipulate them.
Isaac Newtown And His Apple loading...
Isaac Newtown And His Apple
The English scientist was born especially tiny but grew into a massive intellect and still looms large, thanks to his findings on gravity, light, motion, mathematics, and more.
New and Deadly Drug-Resistant Yeast Emerges Globally loading...
New and Deadly Drug-Resistant Yeast Emerges Globally
A novel, highly drug-resistant fungal infection has caused hundreds of cases in nine countries. What’s driving its spread?
How the DNA Revolution Is Changing Us loading...
How the DNA Revolution Is Changing Us
If you took a glance around Anthony James’s office, it wouldn’t be hard to guess what he does for a living. The walls are covered with drawings of mosquitoes. Mosquito books line the shelves.
Pro and Con: Should Gene Editing Be Performed on Human Embryos? loading...
Pro and Con: Should Gene Editing Be Performed on Human Embryos?
Do the pros outweigh the cons? Or vice versa?
Scary New Superbug Is Popping Up in More Places loading...
Scary New Superbug Is Popping Up in More Places
Colistin-resistant E. coli has been in the U.S. more than a year—and other countries are seeing the superbug morph into new threats.
How Archaeologists Discovered 23 Shipwrecks in 22 Days loading...
How Archaeologists Discovered 23 Shipwrecks in 22 Days
For the second time in a little over a year, undersea explorers have found nearly two dozen sunken ships in the remote Aegean.
We Can Now Tell a Person’s Age Range From Crime Scene Blood loading...
We Can Now Tell a Person’s Age Range From Crime Scene Blood
A new method can quickly but accurately narrow down whether someone is an adult or a juvenile based on fluids left behind.

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