Shrews change size with the seasons. Could we do it too?

The environmental case for smaller, more adaptive humans

Jasmin Imran Alsous

Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering

Princeton University


These researchers want to stop treating depression with trial and error

A promising startup is using deep learning to tailor treatments to patients

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds


McGill University

Comment 1 peer comment


People ask about my experiments on mice. The answers are … complicated

Behind most breakthroughs is animal research. Let's stop pretending otherwise

Ashley Juavinett


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Why you shouldn't believe everything your sleep tracker tells you

People who are told they slept poorly will act accordingly, even if it isn't true

Jack Barton

Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Manchester

Comment 1 peer comment


How gut bacteria manipulates your immune system – by mimicking it

Scientists are discovering how microbes 'speak' with the body

Melanie Silvis

Molecular Microbiology

UC San Francisco

Comment 1 peer comment


Tiny computers are transforming weather data collection

Sometimes my job is to fly sensors on kites – for science

Alison Nugent

Atmospheric Science

University of Hawaii


Ketogenetic dieting aids look too good to be true because they are

For the love of all that is starchy, there is no shortcut to weight loss

Kevin Pels

Chemical Biology

The Scripps Research Institute


Here's how to avoid outliving your own bones

Hit the gym and find the sunshine vitamin

Emily Atkinson

Cell Biology

Indiana University School of Medicine

Comment 2 peer comments

How fieldwork on a remote, tiny island taught me to navigate family dinners

Doing science far away helped this ecologist talk to those close to home

Jenny Howard


Wake Forest University


It's time to stop excluding people with disabilities from science

You can be a great scientist without being able to carry a 50-pound backpack out of a cave

Gabriela Serrato Marks

Marine Geology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


We can no longer count on nature's 'self-correction' to curb warming

Plants are reaching their carbon-storage limit

Alanna Shaw

Ecosystem Ecology

University of Montana

Comment 2 peer comments


Toxic chemicals are being freed from melting glaciers

Scientists are finding decades-old DDT and PCB flowing from the Tibetan Plateau

Carrie McDonough


Colorado School of Mines

Comment 3 peer comments


Pollution and climate change hurt children most of all

An ER doctor explains how these shifts compound childhood illness

Renee Salas

Emergency Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University

Comment 2 peer comments

Alaska's oilfield has been subtly changing the state's environment for decades. Will Congress notice?

A new study reveals decades of cumulative change at an oilfield where caribou raise their young

Julia York

Polar Science

University of Texas at Austin

Comment 1 peer comment


How Saharan dust can influence health all the way in Florida

Bacterial blooms could cause disease in humans and coral

Maite Ghazaleh Bucher

Environmental Health

University of Georgia

Comment 1 peer comment