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Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill discusses the mission of science journalists.
Virtual reality games and experiences can make some people sick, and women are more susceptible.
Steering people’s decisions with simple nudges, such as e-mail reminders or opt-out programs, can come with a downside.
Researchers are pursuing multiple vaccine strategies for blocking Zika infection.
Geologists make the case for a new continent, dubbed Zealandia, found largely submerged beneath the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
A planetary system called TRAPPIST-1 has seven Earth-sized planets, three in the habitable zone, researchers report.
Rice plant roots have natural defenses against arsenic.
Microbes trapped in crystals in Mexico's Naica mine may represent some of the most distinct life-forms found in Earth so far.
At pressures over a million atmospheres, helium reacts with sodium.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has detected organic matter — the building blocks of life — on the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study suggests.
The presence of a fungus in the infant gut can signal development of asthma by age 5.
A panel of experts says clinical gene editing to correct and prevent human disease should move forward, but enhancements should not be allowed.
A new fossil shows that a prehistoric reptile may have given birth to live young, unlike its egg-laying descendants, birds and crocodiles.
What physically abused kids learn about rewards at home can lead to misbehavior elsewhere.
Scientists have identified a molecule that draws mosquitoes to malaria-infected blood.
Better color vision gives howler monkeys an edge at finding food.
Dye-free imaging technique zooms in below 10-nanometer threshold, allowing new cellular views.
Seagrasses might reduce bacteria levels in ocean water.
Chemist Eijiro Miyako turned a lab failure into a way to rethink artificial pollination.
Stinkbugs can ruin wine if enough are accidentally processed alive with the grapes. Three or fewer stinkbugs per grape cluster don’t have a noticeable effect on red wine.
Analyzing ancient rocks has helped push back the date when photosynthetic organisms first emerged by nearly a billion years.
Bizarre rubble-dwelling crab named after critter collector and Harry Potter characters.
A few criteria may help identify Ebola patients who need the most care.
Reviews & Previews
In The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, a journalist chronicles the lakes’ downward spiral and slow revival.
In Monkeytalk, a primatologist evaluates what’s known about monkeys’ complex social lives in the wild.
Letters to the Editor
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Aircraft analysis of tree chemicals reveals new biodiversity in the Peruvian rainforest.