Articles

12/29/17

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

12/28/17

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

Neuroscience

McGill University

Comment 1 peer comment

12/27/17

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

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

Ashley Juavinett

Neuroscience

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

12/26/17

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

12/22/17

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

12/20/17

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

12/19/17

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

12/18/17

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

Ecology

Wake Forest University

12/15/17

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

12/13/17

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

12/12/17

Toxic chemicals are being freed from melting glaciers

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

Carrie McDonough

Oceanography

Colorado School of Mines

Comment 3 peer comments

12/11/17

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

12/07/17

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