Genetic advances may make it possible to grow transplantable tissues in other species. That could solve immunity and availability issues, but raises ethical concerns.
By Jeremy Rehm
Passing chunks of ice can fertilize ocean waters and play a role in the planet’s carbon cycle
By Lindzi Wessel
Beginning in its bleak borderlands, the country launched an official — and broadly influential — effort to improve food and lifestyle choices, using everything from cozy fireside chats and reality TV shows to laws and incentives.
By Emily Willingham
They're a common index of technological creativity, but research finds they can impede rather than encourage it
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
Do forests warm or cool the Earth? What’s their effect on global climate change? A comic narrated by polymath Benjamin Franklin describes the evolution of thought on this issue and what we still don’t know.
By Eryn Brown and Maki Naro
Our bodies and abilities deteriorate with age, and sight is no exception. Physical changes to the visual system cloud it in multiple ways.
Medications can control HIV, but not eliminate it. Scientists hope to one day vanquish it completely.
The mass die-offs of Earth’s past may hold clues to our future
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.
Colliding neutron stars sent out a gravitational wave as well as new clues about where gold, platinum and other atoms are forged.
The world’s earliest aeronauts possess a panoply of adaptations to help them navigate the skies.
A “policy physicist” explores practical ways to sniff out uranium processing from afar
Here’s how the inevitable came to be, and where it may be headed
Advances in the lab are adding variety, efficiency and precision to age-old brewing traditions
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.
Some people swear by it, but studies of mindfulness have a long way to go
Genetically engineered gut bacteria hold promise for safe, targeted therapies
Scientists make progress in mapping the hidden force behind the watery eruptions
In general, it promotes health. But it might not if your relationship is troubled or your partner is ill. Here's why, and what can be done.
A not-so-simple affliction of the sinuses engenders misery, $8 billion in yearly costs and overuse of antibiotics
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
The cold, finicky science of ice crystal formation
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.