Scientists, scholars and medical professionals say false and misleading information and a lack of preparedness for the coronavirus has made a bad situation worse. But does the world's lack of preparation for the outbreak have a silver lining? Naomi Oreskes,…
We need to look beyond today’s headlines and think about how the world might unfold.
By Vikram Mansharamani
"I’ve always thought that seeing is believing,” said Dr. Elizabeth Wayne, a biomedical engineer. In her career, that’s meant innovating new ways of showing people what happens in the body, but also, as a black woman in the sciences, the…
A Pentagon-funded study has found that a specific form of computer-based brain training can improve cognitive performance in vets who suffered persistent mental deficits after a mild traumatic brain injury.
By Sharon Begley, STAT
By Amanda Cavanagh, The Conversation
Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
By Lev Facher, STAT
The apparent birth this month of the first genetically modified babies is “a lesson in the potential for human hubris to overtake us,” Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health.
By Chloe Veltman, KQED
Despite being evacuated nearly two weeks ago from their homes in the wake of spreading wildfires, residents of the town of Butte Creek Canyon have joined forces to save the local salmon population.
In the tally of death and destruction from California's Camp fire, officials confirm that 56 people died, 130 are missing and 8,800 homes have been destroyed in the town of Paradise. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Chico, California, where…
By Megan Thielking, STAT
Calls to U.S. poison control centers about an unapproved antidepressant that has opioid-like effects have climbed dramatically since 2015, according to a new analysis published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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