1. Climate

    A heat dome is baking the United States. Here’s why that’s so dangerous

    As climate change makes heat waves more frequent and intense, older adults, pregnant people and others are at higher risk for heat-related symptoms.

  2. Neuroscience

    Pain may take different pathways in men and women

    Sex differences in the function of nerve cells in mice, monkeys and humans suggest a new way to treat pain conditions.

  3. Science & Society

    ‘After 1177 B.C.’ describes how societies fared when the Bronze Age ended

    Archaeologist Eric H. Cline’s new book reconstructs ancient examples of societal resilience and fragility that have modern-day relevance.

  4. Health & Medicine

    AI could take medical imaging to the next level 

    Artificial intelligence in medical imaging is taking off. Experts share what they see as the promise — and potential pitfalls — of AI technology.

  5. Health & Medicine

    A malaria drug could be used to treat PCOS, a common hormone disorder

    Artemisinin is known to be effective against malaria, lupus, cancer and now possibly polycystic ovarian syndrome.

  6. Anthropology

    Child sacrifices at famed Maya site were all boys, many closely related

    DNA analysis shows victims in one underground chamber at Chichén Itzá included twins, perhaps representing mythological figures.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Long COVID finally gets a universal definition

    If broadly adopted, this inclusive description of long COVID will help legitimize the ongoing struggles millions of people are facing post-infection.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Gen X has higher cancer rates than their baby boomer parents

    An unexplained uptick in cancer diagnoses among Gen Xers might be bad news for millennials and Gen Z.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Can humans get chronic wasting disease from deer?

    Tests on brain organoids suggest the disease-causing prions face a tough barrier to infect people, but ruling out transmission is a difficult task.

  10. Anthropology

    Fossil finds amplify Europe’s status as a hotbed of great ape evolution

    A kneecap and two teeth belonged to the smallest known great ape, a study contends. If so, it’s the first to coexist with another great ape in Europe.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Wildfire smoke may cause tens of thousands of premature deaths

    A modeling study of California wildfires from 2008 through 2018 estimates that smoke exposure was responsible for as many as 55,700 premature deaths.

  12. Genetics

    Horses may have been domesticated twice. Only one attempt stuck

    Genetic evidence suggests that the ancestors of domestic horses were bred for mobility about 4,200 years ago.