A “policy physicist” explores practical ways to sniff out uranium processing from afar
Fat buildup in the body’s filter organ can lead to scarring and worse. In step with obesity and diabetes, incidence is on the rise and a race for a cure is on.
Ten years after an influential book proposed ways to work with — not against — the irrationalities of human decision-making, practitioners have refined and broadened this gentle tool of persuasion
In the US, where political parties have increasingly staked claims on one side of the issue or the other, beliefs may be more about belonging than facts
How we want to be perceived influences how we act, and that presents persuasion opportunities. But the social factors involved are not easy to unravel.
Inform, incentivize, legislate: There’s a ladder of escalating approaches for changing citizens’ behavior — and nudges for every rung
How the body’s own defense cells can be turned into tiny, programmable assassins to battle cancers and other disorders
Some people swear by it, but studies of mindfulness have a long way to go
Colliding neutron stars sent out a gravitational wave as well as new clues about where gold, platinum and other atoms are forged.
A comprehensive, full-bodied analysis is brimming with encouraging data
Genetically engineered gut bacteria hold promise for safe, targeted therapies
Advances in the lab are adding variety, efficiency and precision to age-old brewing traditions
Scientists make progress in mapping the hidden force behind the watery eruptions
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.
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
A not-so-simple affliction of the sinuses engenders misery, $8 billion in yearly costs and overuse of antibiotics
The cold, finicky science of ice crystal formation
Tumors and more may be fueled by an ancient protein with myriad jobs in the body. Scientists hope to tap this knowledge to generate novel therapies.
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
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