A Friendly SpeciesAn anthropologist finds cooperation, not savagery, throughout the Pacific Islands.
The Most Reprehensible Black MarketFake or weak malaria drugs could cost millions of lives.
Stranger Than Crime FictionHow forensic science makes mysteries more believable.
Golden OldiesWhat did ancient Mesopotamian music sound like?
Scientific Misconduct Should Be a CrimeIt’s as bad as fraud or theft, only potentially more dangerous.
Lego in the LabTiny female scientists fight paperwork, administrative duties, and dinosaurs.
Rubik’s Quadratic FormsHow a toy inspired an award-winning mathematician’s Eureka moment.
Unexpected Genetic HeroesDid you inherit a childhood disease that you somehow conquered?
Tidying Up the GenomeNatural DNA is kind of a mess. Can artificial DNA do more?
How to Curb the Threat of Returning JihadisThey may be in Syria, but they’re still on Facebook and Twitter.
Why Do We Listen to Dummies?Ventriloquism isn’t an auditory illusion. It’s social.
Reef MadnessWhy it’s a really, really bad idea to dump dredging spoils by the Great Barrier Reef.
A Plague of ViolenceShootings are infectious and spread like a disease.
Robots Will Take Our JobsThree scenarios for how technology will change the workforce.
Cuts and Shutdowns Are Hurting ScienceThe United States and Canada are risking their reputations as scientific leaders.
Under PressureHow to build a really deep-sea rover that won’t implode.
Inspired by PorcupinesWhat could an inventor of medical technologies based on nature learn from Spider-Man?
Why Weren’t We Prepared?Ebola was discovered almost 40 years ago.
Save the DinosaursMongolia was a fossil poacher’s paradise until she stepped in.
Lessons From the DeadWhy “verbal autopsies” are changing public health.
Why Become a Medical Examiner?What autopsies can reveal about Michael Brown’s death.
What’s the Worst Place to Be When the Power Goes Out?The South Pole. In winter.
Rock Solid SolutionA new project stashes carbon dioxide in the form of minerals.
Make Way for WhalesHow to prevent ships from killing endangered pygmy blue whales.
Kermit the Service RobotWhat engineers can learn from puppeteers.
How to Regrow Lost LimbsFlatworms can regenerate entire heads—complete with memories.
A Disaster for European ScienceRight-wing, anti-European Union parties could fracture collaborations.
Russia’s Top Bat Researcher Had to Flee the CountryDon’t make Vladimir Putin’s people angry.
Mathematician SpiesIf you thought you were protecting your country, you may justifiably feel betrayed.
Why NASA Isn’t on Speaking Terms With China or RussiaIt’s a bad idea to play politics in space.