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
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.
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.