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Editor in Chief Nancy Shute discusses our behind the scenes look at the giant equipment used to study the smallest bits of matter.
New experiments that rely on very large machines have begun to probe the weak points of particle physics.
Researchers hope to replace whole animal agriculture and feed the world with lab-made meats or plants.
Hormones in the naked mole-rat queen’s poop turn subordinate nest-mates into surrogate parents.
Kids born from reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization are susceptible to high blood pressure as adolescents, a small study finds.
Hotter, hungrier pests likely to do 10 percent to 25 percent more damage to grains for each warmer degree.
Researchers have measured Newton’s gravitational constant, known as Big G, with the greatest precision yet.
For the first time, scientists accelerated electrons using plasma waves from proton beams.
Globally, the estimated number of gun deaths due to homicides, suicides and unintentional injuries went up from 1990 to 2016.
In calculations involving about 2,000 quantum bits, a D-Wave machine reproduced the behavior of exotic substances.
The 28 named tropical storms that swirled through the Atlantic Ocean in 2005 is about as many as the region can produce in a year.
The sun spits out more and weirder gamma rays than anyone expected, which could give a new view of the sun’s magnetic fields.
Birthrates and immunity rates predict the spread of viruses that cause hand, foot and mouth disease.
Scientists around the United States are developing programs that can predict harmful algal blooms in advance.
Human antibodies that target key brain proteins cause memory trouble when delivered into mice’s brains.
Graveyard finds may come from an ancient European warrior household with political pull.
New results from NASA’s Juno spacecraft reveal different magnetic behavior in the planet’s northern and southern hemispheres.
Scientists were able to see the abundance of star-forming gas and dust in a giant galaxy from when the universe was less than 2 billion years old.
A new sun-powered material could someday melt the ice off airplane wings, wind turbines and rooftops.
Minuscule channels connect the skull to the brain’s outer membrane, studies in mice and people show.
Scientists have used CRISPR’s molecular scissors in beagle puppies to repair a genetic mutation that causes muscular dystrophy.
Analyzing the poppy’s genome reveals the evolutionary history of morphine.
A new version of the lithium-oxygen battery could pack more energy and last longer than its predecessors.
The fastest known maturing vertebrate in the lab is even faster in the wild.
Researchers have discovered how to snap spaghetti sticks without sending bits of pasta flying.
A half-century after the Hong Kong flu pandemic, scientists are getting closer to a universal vaccine.
Fireflies use their flashing lights for mating and maybe even to ward away predators.
Reviews & Previews
In ‘Poached,’ a journalist reports from the front lines of the illegal wildlife trade and shows how conservationists are fighting back.
‘The Revolutionary Genius of Plants’ challenges the brain-centered view of intelligence.
Letters to the Editor
Readers pondered how to effectively combat fake news, questioned the result of a clinical trial, and wanted to know more about neutrinos.
The first country-by-country look at how dirty air affects when we die shows it can have more impact on mortality than breast or lung cancer.