Ben Harder's Articles
- NewsThe size to which insects grow is limited by their need to route oxygen to tissues in their legs.
- NewsPesticide-containing waters leave frogs more susceptible to fungal infections than pristine environments do.
- NewsAt approximately the middle of October, the population of the United States will hit and then quickly eclipse 300 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
- NewsNearly half a million cases of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder among U.S. children are related to exposures to lead or their mothers' smoking while pregnant.
- NewsMen who alternate between daytime and nighttime shifts on their jobs have triple the normal rate of prostate cancer, according to a Japanese nationwide study.
- NewsThe cost-effectiveness of a new vaccine against shingles remains uncertain, making it difficult to assess whether adults should routinely receive the shot.
- FeatureNew methods of assessing a person's risk of sudden death due to a heart arrhythmia may enable doctors to better identify which patients need to receive an implanted defibrillator.
- NewsThe perennial winter-flu season developed more gradually than usual in the United States in the months after September 11, 2001, because of a reduction in air travel following that day's terrorist attacks.
- NewsThe clearing of jungle to create cropland is a major and previously underappreciated force behind deforestation in the Amazon region of Brazil, according to an analysis of satellite images.
- NewsTwo viruses that cause genital herpes decreased in prevalence in the United States during the past 2 decades.