What could go wrong if we send all our food safety experts home while the government settles its dumb argument? Oh wait.
Much faster than previous tests
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
Cute and contagious beasts
Why is it so hard to pinpoint ancient diseases?
Zoonotic diseases can go from us to them.
A single outbreak of norovirus—or any foodborne illness—can cost quite a lot.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
Correcting some misconceptions about, well, conception.
Fact-checking Todd Akin
The things that parents do and eat can change what traits they pass on to their unborn babies--but scientists are saying it's too soon to be giving pregnancy advice based on epigenetics studies.
Overweight moms who underestimate weight gain more
Study shows pesticide levels likely linked to birth defects in babies conceived during spring and summer months
No caffeine? Say it ain't so, science!
Previous attempts to transplant uteri have largely failed.
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science