Within the dusty cloud left behind by supernova 1987A, the most famous stellar explosion in modern history, astronomers have found compelling evidence for a long-sought neutron star. NASA’s James Webb ...
Once on the path to eliminating syphilis, the United States has reversed course, with cases of the infectious disease surging. The crisis is hitting pregnant people and babies especially hard. The ...
After big contributions in accelerator physics, Sekazi Mtingwa has been focused on opening science for everyone.
Inside the African clawed frog, intestines grow just like humans’: neatly coiled counterclockwise. Experiments now show how that process can go awry. Interfering with tadpoles’ metabolism leads to a ...
Recent studies suggest a causal link between teen social media use and reduced well-being. Now, some researchers are looking into possible mechanisms.
In Birding to Change the World, environmental scientist Trish O’Kane shows how birds and humans can help one another heal.
Early results from 20 people with opioid use disorder raise hopes that popular weight-loss drugs like Wegovy can tackle opioid addiction, too.
The first fusion experiment to produce an energy excess required meticulous planning and also revealed a long-predicted heating phenomenon.
A specialized type of immune cell appears primed to make the type of antibodies that lead to allergies, two research groups report.
After being stymied by two stuck screws, NASA finally accessed a trove of Bennu asteroid bits. Mission scientist Harold Connolly tells what’s next.
A retrovirus embedded in the DNA of some vertebrates helps turn on production of a protein needed to insulate nerve cells, aiding speedy thoughts.
A hybrid food that combines rice, animal cells and fish gelatin could one day be a more sustainable way to produce meat.