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These popular pet lizards may hold the key to studying skin cancer
A gene responsible for a lemony leopard gecko color morph is also linked to melanoma in humans.
4 benefits of eating mushrooms
A mushrooming list of reasons to embrace fungi.
The heated debate over skin cancer screenings, explained
A new paper calls for a halt to skin cancer screenings in the general population. Some physicians vehemently disagree.
Popular Science’s favorite stories of 2020
13 staff recommendations worth revisiting.
The case for rethinking how we use cancer drugs
Lower doses could save more lives, some oncologists say.
Sharing doesn’t make you a sucker. This scientist has the numbers to prove it.
With the Human Generosity Project, Athena Aktipis wants to show that cooperation makes humans stronger.
This chart shows how far we’ve come in fighting cancer
Five good trends and the stories behind them.
In Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley,’ a Black community battles an industry that threatens its health—and history
A proposed petrochemical complex from plastics giant Formosa could disrupt long-forgotten plantation graves.
Your grip strength could hint at future health problems
A decrease in grip strength at certain ages has been tied to a higher chance of death from cancers and cardiac disease.
Colon cancer rates among young people are on the rise, and doctors don’t know why
Neither young adults nor their health care providers are actively looking for signs of the disease.