Researchers have revealed the Heartland Virus is Widespread in America
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
Interviews with doctors suggest the Lone Star tick, and the allergy to sugars in red meat that it can cause, is on the rise.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Tollbooths, ATMs, doctors' offices, online chat: You leave critical personal data behind wherever you go. Let's follow one American as he scatters his digital DNA.
Bust out the bug repellant
A new study finds that natural selection selected for flexibility in one bacteria species.
This is the first time doctors have used DNA sequencing for emergency diagnosis and treatment.
Worst Science Jobs II: Number 9
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
Science needs the fearless
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
'Tis the season for conception.
Every day we're exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals, some of which seep into our bodies and remain there for decades. What that means for our health, we don't fully understand--but I subjected myself to a battery of new tests in search of answers
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
But critics say the program won't actually change how much antibiotics pigs, chickens and other animals consume.
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Trapping and preserving biomarkers will help doctors detect cancer sooner
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases