Featured by Marion Renault
In some heatwaves, fans do more harm than good
A new study suggests turning on a fan can actually be dangerous in extremely hot, dry conditions.
What are algae blooms and why are they bad?
Not all blooms pose the same threats—but all 50 states encounter some kind of harmful algae.
Laugh tracks trick our brains into thinking dad jokes are funny
Especially if the canned chuckles sound genuine.
Medications could affect how you react to a heatwave
Here's what you need to know.
The Apollo moon rocks continue to reveal secrets of the cosmos
Apollo 11 gave us the Rosetta Stone of our solar system’s history.
Tropical Storm Barry’s biggest threat is already on the ground
The storm is set to strike the Louisiana coast with intense wind and downpour in the next day.
Gorillas can be cliquey, too. Here’s what that says about our own social lives.
Social hierarchies may predate humans.
Modern medicine still needs leeches
For microsurgeons who reattach fingers, ears, and other extremities, leeches remain an invaluable medical device.
A beginner’s guide to butterfly watching
If you don't want to wake up early to go birding, butterflying may be for you.
After the dinosaurs died, lichens found a way
The asteroid that destroyed much of life on Earth allowed other species to thrive.