A longer list of Earth-like planets, eavesdropping on radio waves and looking for laser light shows: All raise the chances of detecting E.T.
New tests could verify general theory of relativity, or find flaws
Medicines and other small molecules may play a role in fixing rhythms gone awry
Researchers are developing microbe-propelled tiny bots to deliver drugs, target cancer or do other work in the body
Physicists find hints that entanglement explains Einstein’s equations for gravity
Many animals have the equipment for spoken language, but only people have all the right neural connections
Taking advantage of “natural experiments,” researchers analyze data to look at what works
The strain of life — from everyday conflicts to major losses — can stretch our well-being to the breaking point. Here’s what scientists know, and still don’t know, about the stress-illness connection.
We think we know DNA, but little progress has been made in understanding the evolution of how it encodes proteins
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
A summary of “Quantum-Matter Heterostructures” by H. Boschker and J. Mannhart that appears in the 2017 Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics