Here's what you should know about genetically engineered meat.
Influenza viruses kill up to 646,000 people worldwide every year.
Why is it so hard to pinpoint ancient diseases?
A new drug could foil any outbreak
The flu was clearly on our editors' minds, but they seemed to have left the more straightforward reporting to other outlets.
Reefer madness! Pot causes psychosis! Except maybe not.
Scientists have succeed in replicating flu pandemic antibodies from 90 year old survivors
It was a busy weekend for public health officials
Virologists are ending their worldwide bird-flu research hiatus, but they need approval from U.S. funding agencies.
The flu knows how long it has to invade our cells and spread to other humans. So new treatments could fight the virus by resetting its clock.
As the CDC announces the first U.S. death from the swine flu, media outlets wrestle with how to cover the outbreak
Stay tuned for next week's earth-shaking study: obesity linked to weight gain
The latest assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released in full online today, details what we can and cannot predict about global warming.
This week's Newsweek proclaims that "Heaven Is Real"--a neurologist concludes it after a near-death experience. But how much do we know about those experiences?
Researchers find troublesome influenza viruses close to home.
Keep calm, and keep washing your hands
The Big Question: How many people will it infect this year?
After months of controversy, second bird flu recipe finally published
While the virus appears less deadly than originally thought, swine flu continues to spread
Mexico returns to normal while other countries grapple with the spread of the disease. Plus, a flu blog roundup
This is the first time scientists have seen a human with an N8 flu.
H1N1's family tree, the first analysis of the virus, and safety tips from a guy in a gorilla costume
A series of clicks and whistles could allow the blind to find their way, batlike, with sound
A new study finds that most foodborne illnesses come from plants, especially leafy greens like lettuce.
Following a moratorium on "dangerous" flu research, new studies reshuffle the molecular mechanisms that allow bird flu to infect humans.
A cautionary tale about the limitations of big data
The H7N9 avian flu virus outbreak in China has already killed 11 people. Here's what's up with it.
Loss of a specific function means greater virulence in patients
The Doc plays private dick for a day and stumbles upon the secret of that deadly virus
Travel and gathering restrictions follow on the heels of disease spread
Also, human trials on H1N1 vaccine to start, worries about countries hoarding vaccine, and other influenza news
Vets hope little Got is as tough a fighter as his father the source of his genetic material was
They still get sick and die; they just can't spread the disease
An illustrated explanation of why the world's most obnoxious virus at least doesn't stick around all year.
Winter is coming.
A gene chip spots nasty strains of bird flu in hours instead of days
A nuclear reactor leak, decoded dinosaur proteins, and swine flu?! The news gods have smiled on this blogger
Is some research so dangerous it shouldn't be done at all?
A synthetic biology method proves its chops.
H6N1 bird flu has been identified in a woman in Taiwan.
Mexico closes schools, talks about closing public transportation, US starts making vaccine
When vaccine shortages strike, a way to use small amounts more efficiently may be the answer
New tobacco that produces flu vaccines could rescue the plant's reputation
Just make sure your sweat levels are optimal.
A new genetic study finds just how closely related human and pig flu viruses were during a 2012 outbreak.
Deja-vu all over again?
The deadly H7N9 has advanced beyond mainland China.
The controversial studies are meant to help predict what the virus will do next.
Investigating diseases of prehistory
The flu can be deadly to populations that have never encountered influenza viruses.
Ever wonder why December through March is the high season for cold and flu germs? Scientists at NIH may have the answer
Progress in Ebola Vaccine Trials Suggests We May Soon See The End Of Ebola Epidemics
The penguins don't appear to be sickened.
Researchers have found a possible lynchpin stemming from the immune system
The most explicit look yet at the impact that wiped out more than half of all life on earth
The Triassic die-off is one of 5 mass extinctions on Earth in the past 542 million years.
But the international panel of experts is less sure how that will affect people in specific places.
Earthquake mapping reveals humans can actually cause earthquakes.
A new energy method could trigger a risky side effect
And what, if anything, could've prevented it?
NASA tracks natural disasters in action
The most severe recorded earthquake in Oklahoma history may also have been the most severe earthquake ever linked to a certain oil and gas drilling operation.
Deadly pertussis is on the rise in the U.S., but is it really the fault of the anti-vaccine crowd?
A mounting body of evidence suggests that Alzheimer's is a metabolic disease, prompting some doctors to refer to it as "type 3 diabetes."
No, you're not getting taller.
Cigall Kadoch is one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016
Global warming and expanding oceans, beyond immediate effects on the surface of our planet, may even cause the earth's axis to shift
Mice exposed to radiation were more likely to fail memory tests and develop brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's.
The motion of the ocean(ic crust).
Here's everything we know.
The most detailed microscopic crystallography image ever created
And is it already too late?!
Contrary to some previous studies, research from the University of British Columbia says "liking" a charitable cause publicly allows people to feel they've done their part without committing any actual money or time to it.
These ice chunks are fascinating to look at, but can cause serious flooding.
Drug panic followed news that Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis went on a violent rampage last week after allegedly ingesting the new designer drug 2C-I, aka "Smiles," but there are a lot of factors to consider other than a direct drug-to-violence link.
Ah, motion sickness. The bane of holiday travelers everywhere. Here's the science of it--and tips on how to beat it.
Obama also called on the private sector to develop new gun-safety technology.
A new study finds a link between lightning and migraines.
Wreaking havoc in your mouth and head
They can have their cave and eat it too