Species Worth SavingWhy we should be thankful for the red-cockaded woodpecker.
Polarizing FoodsWhy do people love or loathe certain tastes?
The Secrets of the “Secret Science” BillWhat House Republicans really mean when they call for reform of the EPA.
What Happens in Your Mouth When You Kiss?The microbe ecosystem of making out.
A Real DealTo appreciate the U.S.-China climate agreement, there’s only one number you need to pay attention to.
Whites See Blacks as SuperhumanAnd that’s not exactly a compliment.
I Can Hear You Eating MeThe strange, incredible ways plants fight off threats.
Don’t Worry Your Pretty Little HeadsA New York Times op-ed trolls the academic science community.
Great and SmallStunning images from a microscopic art competition.
The Strongest Organism on EarthIt isn’t an ant.
Seriously, Evolution: WTF?Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is a Dangerous Cop-OutPoliticians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
You Age Faster in Denver Than in New OrleansThe everyday effects of relativity.
Ebola Is Not a WeaponConspiracy theories are highly contagious. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Beaming With PrideThe winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry made possible these gorgeous, glowing microscope images.
Your Dog Is a MessOne way canines are genetically wired to be sloppier than cats.
Moses and the American ConstitutionIf Texas wants biblical characters and states’ rights in textbooks, publishers are happy to deliver.
Metaphorically SpeakingOur most sophisticated thinking relies on bodily experience.
Dispatch From the Oscars of ScienceHow many Hollywood stars does it take to make mathematicians glamorous?
Why Is There Dark Meat and White Meat?The biological (and nutritional) differences.
The “Fanged Deer” Reappears in AfghanistanHow do we know if animals are really extinct?
Matter Over MindPhilosophy just doesn’t have the same sense of urgency as physiology.
Wolf WarsAlaska’s Republican governors find vicious ways to kill predators and mark their territory with the feds.
Where Did Our Teeth Go Wrong?Tracing the oral health of our ancestors.
Ebola Won’t Go AirborneViruses don't change their means of transmission so fundamentally.
Where Does Ebola Hide?My nerve-wracking research with shrieking bats.
What’s So Dangerous About “Killer Bees”?Humans can survive more than 1,000 stings, but swarms can be even bigger.
Can a Nightmare Really Kill You?The disturbing syndrome Wes Craven says inspired Nightmare on Elm Street.
The Cosmic History of Earth’s WaterUp to half of the planet’s water may predate the solar system—and the sun.
What Exactly Happens When Someone Is Exposed to Ebola?