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Lena Pernas

Toxoplasma is a pretty incredible bug,” says Lena Pernas. But studying the parasite requires gloves, lab coats and goggles. “I wanted hazmat suits.”

Harding Icefield in Alaska

SNOW DECORATION  Algae turn the snow pink and red on parts of Alaska’s Harding Icefield. New research finds that the pink snow melts faster than clean snow.

Zika virus

ON THE MOVE  Researchers used genetic information from Zika virus (illustrated) to follow its spread among affected regions in South and Central America and the Caribbean.

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