Whooping Cough Sweeps California, Putting Infants at Risk
The CDC reports that pertussis cases—more commonly known as whooping cough—are up by 24% across the country.
Plants Use Quantum Computing to Gain Efficiency—So Why Doesn’t This One?
A professor and his colleagues found a class of algae called the cryptophytes, which inhabit dim environments underwater or beneath sheets of ice. Quantum coherence is used in some but not all cryptophyte species.
Cocaine-Eating Enzyme Could Combat Addiction
Improbable Thruster Seems to Work by Violating Known Laws of Physics
How the Kingsnake Is Still Fooling Predators into Thinking It’s Venomous
In North Carolina, a group of snakes survives by impersonating a toxic species that disappeared decades ago.
Antibacterial Soap is Fouling Up Sewage Treatment Systems
A lot of triclosan ends up down the drain and eventually makes its way to a sewage treatment plant.
Genetically Engineering Almost Anything
Scientists are proposing a technology that could change nearly any sexually reproducing species anywhere.