Food Failures: How to Collect Mushrooms (and Eat Them,...09/18/14
Eugenia Bone, president of the New York Mycological Society, talks about the dos and don'ts of wild mushroom foraging.
Dissecting the Politics and Money Behind Health Care
In The Cost of Cutting, private practice surgeon Paul Ruggieri delves into the shadowy ways money influences health care.
Artificial Sweeteners Might Sour Your Microbiome
Researchers say artificial sweeteners may alter the microbiome and the body’s ability to control glucose levels.
Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider
With their ornately colored bodies, rhythmic pulsations, and booty-shaking dance moves, male peacock spiders attract mates and researchers alike.
Functional Features: The Evolution of the Human Face
Human social interaction may have been the reason faces evolved to be varied and unique.
‘Dr.Fill’ Vies for Crossword Solving Supremacy
A computer program named “Dr.Fill” competes against human solvers for crossword puzzle glory.
The People's March Against Climate Change
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, the People’s Climate March in New York City will bring a public voice to the climate change discussion.
The Science of ‘Sameness’: Developing Generic Medications
As of 2010, generic drugs comprise almost 80 percent of the American pharmaceutical market, compared to 10 percent in 1960.
After 40 Years, a Blue Whale Population Bounces Back
Blue whale populations are only a fraction of what they once were globally, but a California population has nearly made a comeback.
Can Conservation Efforts Save the Birds?
A look at the effects of conservation efforts and climate change on bird populations in North America.
Understanding the Urban Ecosystem
Researchers say road salt and dissolving concrete have contributed to increased salinization in urban streams.
A Jovian Moon With Earth-Like Tectonics
The icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may undergo processes similar to plate tectonics on Earth.
Keeping an Eye on Eruptions Around the World
At least 20 volcanoes are probably erupting as you read these words.
Randall Munroe Asks, ‘What If?’
In his new book What If?, xkcd comic artist Randall Munroe answers his reader’s hypothetical questions with math and science.
Hello, Stranger, Wanna Share a Cab?
Researchers found that potentially 95 percent of cab rides in New York City could have been shared.
From Exotic Garden to Eco-Haven
A former millionaire's estate is becoming an environmental haven and training ground.
The Wilderness Act Turns 50
Fifty years ago this week, legislation set aside over nine million acres of official wilderness.
To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break
Salvador Dalí and Thomas Edison took very brief naps when they were stuck on artistic and scientific problems.
Supermassive Dinosaur Would Have ‘Feared Nothing’
Scientists estimate the dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani would have weighed as much as a Boeing 737.
Experimental Therapy Saves Monkeys From Deadly Dose of Ebola
ZMapp, the cocktail of antibodies used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus, spared 18 severely ill monkeys from death.
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