What “Addiction” Really Means
The reporting on Prince’s death reveals how much we don’t understand about chronic pain management.
The High Schooler Behind the Mini-Brain GeneratorAn unconventional summer project may help shed light on how Zika affects developing babies’ brains.
“Everyone” Downloads Research Papers IllegallyScience magazine just published a great piece on the utility of Sci-Hub. Unfortunately, its defense of its own business model is flawed.
Hand Dryer vs. Paper Towel: Which Is Cleaner? What matters most for hygiene is how you wash up, not how you dry off.
Thirty Years Later, Chernobyl Is Still DeadlyWe’re still trying to assess how many people may have been affected by the worst nuclear accident in history.
Have We Solved Climate Change Yet?Several countries are signing the Paris Agreement in New York. That’s great, but it’s not enough.
On Earth Day, Let Lab Girl Persuade You to Plant a TreeIn an excerpt from her wildly popular book, Hope Jahren details her devotion to plants.
Astronomers Found Three Earth-Size Worlds Around a Nearby Star. But Don’t Pack Your Bags Just Yet.
It Doesn’t Matter If You Think It’s Nice OutOur understanding of global climate change needs to move beyond our personal experiences of weather.
Unfortunately, You Can’t Have a Lemur as a PetIt seems like it would be the best, but it would actually be the worst.
Should Drunk Drivers Be Forced to Visit Morgues?Thailand is trying to deter intoxicated motorists by scaring them. But no one knows if it works.