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Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It’s Time To Die

We wax, we wane. It’s the dance of life. Every living thing is a pulse. We quicken, then we fade. […]

Miss Piggy’s Version Of Global Warming: What About Me?

Here’s a new, sly, (and frankly selfish) way to think about global warming: instead of worrying about the whole planet […]

Powerful But Fragile: The Challenge Of Lithium Batteries

Aviation authorities in the U.S. and abroad have grounded the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner because of problems with big batteries […]

A Worm’s Ovary Cells Become A Flu Vaccine Machine

As the flu season grinds on from news cycle to news cycle, there’s some flu news of a different sort. […]

No Fists, Gentlemen, Just Necks. The Ali & Frazier Of The Giraffe World

We’re in Tanzania on safari, when two stately looking giraffes walk into view, looking thoughtful, gentle, as giraffes do, and […]

Figuring How to Pay For (Chimp) Retirement

Retirees flock to Florida — and the Sunshine State even has a retirement home for chimpanzees. There, chimps live in […]

Understanding Climate Change, With Help From Thoreau

Modern scientists trying to understand climate change are engaged in an unlikely collaboration — with two beloved but long-dead nature […]

It’s Legal For Some Insurers To Discriminate Based On Genes

Getting the results of a genetic test can be a bit like opening Pandora’s box. You might learn something useful […]

Scientists Try To Thwart Flu Virus By Resetting Its Clock

Flu viruses can tell time. Sort of. And the viral clock-watching could provide a new way to fight the flu. […]

Yes, Virginia, Crabs Likely Feel Pain, But They’re Still Delicious

Whether crustaceans feel pain is generally something people try not to think about while munching on a crab cake or […]

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