Scientists make progress in mapping the hidden force behind the watery eruptions
Genetically engineered gut bacteria hold promise for safe, targeted therapies
Fossilized remains of children have a lot to tell us about their short lives
Researchers are finally getting the tools to understand just how the microbial communities in and on our bodies affect health. But there are many mysteries left to solve — and many technological challenges.
As world food needs rise, so does the need for faster, more efficient plant growth. Bypassing an error-prone enzyme is one way to do it.
Latest therapies control the inflammatory disease for many but not all. Scientists are investigating the roots of the variability and what to do about it.
A comprehensive, full-bodied analysis is brimming with encouraging data
Worsened by global warming, drought and other environmental stressors play a role in fanning the flames of civil conflicts
A balanced menu makes for healthy, productive bees — but the loss of wildflowers means that many fail to find the kind of nutrition they need
The cold, finicky science of ice crystal formation
A not-so-simple affliction of the sinuses engenders misery, $8 billion in yearly costs and overuse of antibiotics
It’s easy to get, but difficult to study or treat. Scientists are making progress against the virus thanks to an infusion of cash and a new way of culturing it in the lab.
We think we know DNA, but little progress has been made in understanding the evolution of how it encodes proteins
Turbulence regenerates gust strength between turbines, influencing design of arrays that can pull energy from the sky
Harnessing the power of sham therapies for real healing might require a new lexicon
An expert’s view on a common-sense diet: Don’t fuss over details, and put more plants on the plate
A summary of “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy and Prevention Strategies” by W. Vallen Graham and coauthors, in the 2017 issue of the Annual Review of Medicine
From meh to wow: The science of fruit maturation reveals new paths to better flavor