When men were men and sodas were cocaine-laced nerve tonics.
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
What do ghosts and yawns have in common? They remain scientific enigmas.
A scientist stationed in Antarctica tells about the biggest scientific discovery of the year, and how to have fun at the Pole.
Winter is coming.
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.
An illustrated explanation of why the world's most obnoxious virus at least doesn't stick around all year.
Just make sure your sweat levels are optimal.
A roundup of the data visualizations and illustrations that best conveyed the year in science
If 5,000 birds die in a forest and no one is around to find them, does it still become a media sensation?
The Big Question: How many people will it infect this year?
Also, human trials on H1N1 vaccine to start, worries about countries hoarding vaccine, and other influenza news
When vaccine shortages strike, a way to use small amounts more efficiently may be the answer
H1N1's family tree, the first analysis of the virus, and safety tips from a guy in a gorilla costume
The Doc plays private dick for a day and stumbles upon the secret of that deadly virus
A bold plan to immunize every American against bird fluâ€”in four weeks
Potent new â€œnanofabricsâ€ repel germs and pollution to keep you healthy
A cautionary tale about the limitations of big data
Ever wonder why December through March is the high season for cold and flu germs? Scientists at NIH may have the answer
A gene chip spots nasty strains of bird flu in hours instead of days
Mexico returns to normal while other countries grapple with the spread of the disease. Plus, a flu blog roundup
Influenza viruses kill up to 646,000 people worldwide every year.
The controversial studies are meant to help predict what the virus will do next.
WHO raises H1N1 pandemic alert level to 6
The newly-discovered dwarf gecko measures three-fourths of an inch.
But still informative
Worst Science Jobs II: Number 8
What happens to science and technology when we shut it all down?
The penguins don't appear to be sickened.
A nuclear reactor leak, decoded dinosaur proteins, and swine flu?! The news gods have smiled on this blogger
While the virus appears less deadly than originally thought, swine flu continues to spread
Investigating diseases of prehistory
A half-decade study to track the flu's travels could lead to better vaccines
Deja-vu all over again?
They still get sick and die; they just can't spread the disease
Is some research so dangerous it shouldn't be done at all?
Virologists are ending their worldwide bird-flu research hiatus, but they need approval from U.S. funding agencies.
How scientists re-created ultra-lethal influenza
Mexico closes schools, talks about closing public transportation, US starts making vaccine
Keep calm, and keep washing your hands
As the CDC announces the first U.S. death from the swine flu, media outlets wrestle with how to cover the outbreak
After a week of swine flu hysteria, PopSci.com takes a look back at the history of pandemic flu
A new genetic study finds just how closely related human and pig flu viruses were during a 2012 outbreak.
Here's what you should know about genetically engineered meat.
Science headlines in 2004
A new study shows the way to prevent symptoms that make influenza our country's biggest killer
Scientists have succeed in replicating flu pandemic antibodies from 90 year old survivors
As fear of another massive influenza breakout grows, we parse the candidates' records on bioterrorism and more
It was a busy weekend for public health officials
Travel and gathering restrictions follow on the heels of disease spread
A new drug could foil any outbreak
After months of controversy, second bird flu recipe finally published
Following a moratorium on "dangerous" flu research, new studies reshuffle the molecular mechanisms that allow bird flu to infect humans.
H6N1 bird flu has been identified in a woman in Taiwan.
This is the first time scientists have seen a human with an N8 flu.
The flu was clearly on our editors' minds, but they seemed to have left the more straightforward reporting to other outlets.
Emerging viruses: Scientists scramble to find the natural hosts before they spawn another outbreak.
Packets of fizzy vitamins: 1. Flu: 0
A new paper suggests doctors and paramedics are not the only people who need immediate treatment in the case of pandemic flu; and acting as such may put society in grave danger
Animal studies in water and in space
New tobacco that produces flu vaccines could rescue the plant's reputation
A synthetic biology method proves its chops.
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
The flu can be deadly to populations that have never encountered influenza viruses.
Researchers find troublesome influenza viruses close to home.
The climate is changing, but it's not too late to secure yourself some prime future-proof real estate
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
With the whole world buzzing about the swine flu, vaccinations are a hot topic
Quick hits of wisdom in our annual guide to some of today's hottest science.
How do you tell if a flu is dangerous enough to bring down the Olympics? Map diseases in real-time, throughout the entire country
Opponents fear the research could trigger a lethal outbreak.
Cancer-killing nanoparticles, fat-fighting nucleic acids and more breakthroughs set to transform health care
Out of the wild
The H7N9 avian flu virus outbreak in China has already killed 11 people. Here's what's up with it.
The deadly H7N9 has advanced beyond mainland China.
A report from DARPA's Wait, What? conference
Researchers have revealed the Heartland Virus is Widespread in America
His skills as a string theorist helped him trace swine flu back to swine and revealed the source of a mysterious salmon plague