In the book "Big Chicken," Maryn McKenna chronicles how humanity went from developing antibiotics to keep healthy to standing on the verge of an onslaught of unstoppable diseases.
A draft climate change report is making headlines as scientists reportedly express concerns about how the Trump administration will respond. The New York Times reported on key findings in the preliminary document, including that "evidence for a changing climate abounds"…
By Fedor Kossakovski
Some health professionals are advocating for shorter antibiotics courses, going so far as to say maybe patients should stop taking antibiotics once they feel better.
By Eric Williams and Eric Hittinger, The Conversation
If history is a guide, policies that promote wind power expansion will lead to lower prices – potentially beating fossil fuels in the US by 2030.
On Thursday morning, hundreds of young people of color received an urgent message: they couldn’t afford not to be leaders in the fight against climate change.
By Jonathan Wosen, STAT
Plastic surgeon Dr. Coleen Stice mostly operates on humans – that is, until the zoo calls for assistance. She has operated on a bald eagle, fixed cleft palates on dogs, and done minor reconstructive surgery on pigs and cats. Her…
By Roni Dengler
Heat waves are burning up the West Coast. Here’s why things are so toasty right now.
An international team has tipped the debate on the origins of the solar system with the discovery of one of the oldest known asteroid families.
By Mario Vallejo-Marin, The Conversation
An international team of botanists has achieved the best reconstruction to date of an ancestral flower.
By PBS NewsHour
Each year, superbugs -- viral bacterial infections resistant to common antibiotics -- infect more than two million Americans, killing at least 38,000. As the list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grows, so have the extraordinary efforts to prevent the spread of infection…
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