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Dec. 16 2014 8:00 AMA Toast to the Safe Drinking Water ActIts radical idea—tap water should be safe to drink—has been a huge, underappreciated success.
Dec. 11 2014 11:44 PMRed States Are Getting a New Shade of RedderThe people who deny climate change are most likely to suffer from it.
Dec. 8 2014 11:21 AMThe Strange Rise of Carnivorous PlantsTracing the first fossil of an insect-killing plant.
Dec. 4 2014 9:37 AMBusy Boys and Little LadiesHow fake brain science has supported gender segregation in schools.
Dec. 1 2014 10:26 AMJames Watson Throws a FitThe disgraced co-discoverer of DNA is selling his Nobel Prize.
Nov. 26 2014 3:07 PMSpecies Worth SavingWhy we should be thankful for the red-cockaded woodpecker.
Nov. 26 2014 7:21 AMPolarizing FoodsWhy do people love or loathe certain tastes?
Nov. 24 2014 2:29 PMThe Secrets of the “Secret Science” BillWhat House Republicans really mean when they call for reform of the EPA.
Nov. 21 2014 12:16 PMWhat Happens in Your Mouth When You Kiss?The microbe ecosystem of making out.
Nov. 17 2014 5:05 PMA Real DealTo appreciate the U.S.-China climate agreement, there’s only one number you need to pay attention to.
Nov. 14 2014 10:41 AMWhites See Blacks as SuperhumanAnd that’s not exactly a compliment.
Nov. 7 2014 1:58 PMI Can Hear You Eating MeThe strange, incredible ways plants fight off threats.
Nov. 4 2014 11:23 AMDon’t Worry Your Pretty Little HeadsA New York Times op-ed trolls the academic science community.
Oct. 31 2014 4:00 PMGreat and SmallStunning images from a microscopic art competition.
Oct. 25 2014 3:51 PMThe Strongest Organism on EarthIt isn’t an ant.
Dec. 15 2014 1:38 PMOut ColdWhat really happens to your body temperature when you drink.
Dec. 11 2014 2:44 PMTaser of the WildElectric eels shock prey just like Tasers stun human victims.
Dec. 4 2014 12:56 PMIt Is Not Possible to Get the Flu From a Flu ShotThis video explains why.
Dec. 2 2014 8:16 AMBirdmenCockfighters spread the chicken across the globe.
Nov. 27 2014 12:36 PMA Time to SnoozeThe real reason you’re so sleepy after your Thanksgiving meal.
Nov. 26 2014 11:56 AMYour Dog Is a MessOne way canines are genetically wired to be sloppier than cats.
Nov. 25 2014 5:07 PMMoses and the American ConstitutionIf Texas wants biblical characters and states’ rights in textbooks, publishers are happy to deliver.
Nov. 24 2014 8:13 AMMetaphorically SpeakingOur most sophisticated thinking relies on bodily experience.
Nov. 19 2014 11:28 AMDispatch From the Oscars of ScienceHow many Hollywood stars does it take to make mathematicians glamorous?
Nov. 14 2014 1:12 PMWhy Is There Dark Meat and White Meat?The biological (and nutritional) differences.
Nov. 10 2014 1:28 PMThe “Fanged Deer” Reappears in AfghanistanHow do we know if animals are really extinct?
Nov. 7 2014 10:29 AMMatter Over MindPhilosophy just doesn’t have the same sense of urgency as physiology.
Oct. 31 2014 5:02 PMWolf WarsAlaska’s Republican governors find vicious ways to kill predators and mark their territory with the feds.
Oct. 30 2014 1:43 PMWhere Did Our Teeth Go Wrong?Tracing the oral health of our ancestors.
Oct. 24 2014 11:30 AMEbola Won’t Go AirborneViruses don't change their means of transmission so fundamentally.