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pool

WATER WOES  Hotel pools, public parks and water playgrounds were some of the venues that caused a lot of swimming-related disease outbreaks in 2000–2014.

venus flytrap

WITH A SNAP The leaves of the Venus flytrap capture prey through a process called snap-buckling. The outer leaf surface expands until it’s too much for the inner surface of the leaf to bear.

exoplanet illustration

TEST KITCHEN  With so many worlds turning up outside our solar system, it’s time to add some chapters to the planetary production manual.

E. coli

BAD BLOOD A strain of E. coli (computer-generated image above) that causes severe diarrhea can latch onto intestinal cells more easily in people with type A blood, a discovery that hints at a potential vaccine.



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