Japanese coral communities are expanding in response to warming temperatures, but the effects could be disastrous
Archaeologists are moving as fast as they can, but the past is slipping away
Smart contact lenses could soon be monitoring health problems, not just correcting eyesight
From precipitation to the carbon cycle to natural disasters, the outliers are now the norm.
Year after year, stressed out broods of octopuses kept appearing. Biologists started getting curious
The mistake mosquitos made? Leaving their spit behind
Engineered viruses may be the key to HIV and tuberculosis vaccines
Is there a difference if the tool is in our hand or if it is an implant in our brain?
For a long time, we thought our species were the only artists
Andy Revkin and Lisa Mechaley's book tells the history of weather, from the creation of the atmosphere to today
Floodwaters contaminated with coal ash, human sewage, and animal waste throw the entire watershed out of balance
As climate change encroaches, our heritage is drowning
Climate change is upending migration patterns that predate Cleopatra
New research suggests carbon dioxide released from dying forests equals emissions from 11 million cars
Prioritizing data over action can be counterproductive – but so is a muddled message
She overcame life-long racial discrimination to complete a long and impactful career at NASA
She changed how we thought about truth not only in science, but in politics and ethics, too
A "prophet of the computer age," she saw the potential for computers outside of pure mathematics
Her dramatic death often overshadows her epic life, but it shouldn't
The trained zoologist and a bureaucrat pushed for environmental safety her whole life
The ichthyosaur she found helped prove extinction
Much of her Cold War work on missiles is still classified today
Through meticulous crossbreeding, she showed that DNA is far more complicated than scientists originally thought
Eighty years after her death, scientists are still processing the plants she collected
She pushed to end sterilization, legalize abortion, and give poor people access to quality care
She recreated her own informal learning process in print, to much success
The lawmaker, the only microbiologist in Congress, pushed for public health reform
Her unorthodox research showed us that chimpanzees are far more human than we thought
Through sheer tenacity she has forged a career in a male-dominated field
John Glenn wouldn't blast off until she double-checked the IBM's calculations
She bested anti-Semitism and sexism to have a Nobel-winning career
As a kid, she dissected blue jays and built a garden whose path was lined with poison ivy
From childhood, she preferred 'to stay up and watch the stars than go to sleep'
She became the first black woman to earn a PhD in psychology from Columbia University
She experienced many obstacles, but her perseverance and passion always won
She discovered the Earth's 'backbone' even though men wouldn't let her on a ship for 17 years
Le Guin was a testament to how fiction reveals truth, empathy, and the beauty of knowledge
Nergis Mavalvala explores gravitational waves and quantum physics
She was the first woman to win one – much less two – Nobel Prizes
Progressive in science and art, she disregarded sexist norms of Qing-dynasty China
“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid”
Breaking through barriers of race and gender, she pursued the beauty of pure math
"The ENIAC was a son of a b**** to program"
You know she went to space. But do you know which TV show inspired her to go?
She was a true renaissance woman
Two decades before Sally Ride, a Soviet woman rose from obscurity to become the first female cosmonaut
Williamina Fleming pioneered a system for classifying stars and discovered the Horsehead Nebula
The first woman to win a Fields Medal was only 40, but she revolutionized mathematics
Chien-Shiung Wu conducted some of the most elegant particle physics experiments of her time
Alice Augusta Ball’s died at the age of 24. Ninety years later, we finally started recognizing her contributions.
Meet the British anthropologist who completely changed our understanding of the hominid ancestral tree
Most scientists spend their careers hoping for a single big discovery. Sau Lan Wu has had three and is still searching for more.
Marie Maynard Daly worked at a time when our understanding of DNA was changing in big ways
Janaki Ammal lived simply. Her life was anything but.
The “Queen of Carbon” didn’t earn her title by playing by the rules
Massive Science Report № 2
Join five scientists as they explain the research behind new psychedelic treatments for mental illnesses
New research suggests our brains update an internal 'cognitive map' when the environment changes
Behind most breakthroughs is animal research. Let's stop pretending otherwise
"Perhaps only an artist's eye could have seen so much in a slice of brain"
Algorithms can help us see how our unconscious processes work – if we understand their language
A new technique to expand cells seems like science fiction: it lets researchers bypass laws of microscope physics
An expert argues that neuroscience is using the wrong metaphors
These researchers are trying to find out
In 'She Has Her Mother's Laugh,' Zimmer reveals the lawlessness of our genes
Nathan Lents' new book details the accidental, incidental nature of human quirks
Though beautifully printed, the book will most appeal to modern practitioners
The book shines new light on the revitalized field of psychedelic medicine
'I try to take people at face value in terms of what their objections are, and to not ascribe them with ill-intent'
Massive Science Report № 3
We worked with scientists in the field to explain how we’re growing meats in labs—and when you can eat them. It's your introduction to the next agricultural revolution.
New research shows that stressed med students on probiotics got better shut-eye
Bacteria like E. coli have a system to recover from the cold
Microbes' fight for survival can help cancers thrive or help us treat it
Biologists are studying corals with techniques designed for humans
A microscopic moonshot hopes to revolutionize biology
Scientists are discovering how microbes 'speak' with the body