A new kratom report maps one possible future for the drug
"We have the opportunity this time around to do it the right way."
Yale study makes loud-and-clear statement about the "American Dream"
How is social class reproduced through speech patterns? A new study has an answer.
The Blob, Paris Zoo's slime mold, is even freakier than it looks
It can 'reason' like an animal.
The Peruvian Amazon may be a secret reservoir for a global frog pandemic
"Frogs are cute, so you should be sad that they are disappearing."
A wild fungus could help doctors produce a safer class of opioid drugs
"Microbes may be an untapped resource."
What do anti-vaxxers and Christopher Columbus have in common?
Here's what's happened since 1492.
A creepy virus is forcing koalas to evolve before our eyes
There's an invader in their DNA.
Scientists can tell how wealthy you are by examining your sewage
Wastewater epidemiology is controversial but precise.
Hungry fish in certain areas protect sensitive coral against bleaching
Healthy fish, healthy coral.
Methadone pioneer Herbert Kleber's approach still helps people today
"We were one of the first to do methadone maintenance outside of New York."
An uninhabited island in the Atlantic is surprisingly covered in plastic bottles
Scientists think it means ships are dumping plastic far from its origin.
A 41-year-old question about ape intelligence may finally be answered
Great apes appear to have "theory of mind," and know when a human is being fooled by another ape.
Parrot and gecko skulls reveal why T. rex had such a powerful bite
The stiffer the skull, the stronger the bite.
What humans can learn from ants to solve a growing public health problem
Leafcutter ants have evolved a solution to antimicrobial resistance.
Earth dolphins: "Lost" genes transformed Flipper into a water-living creature
The story of these species is written in their genes.
How the sleeping brain decides which memories are worth keeping
Marie Kondo could get down with this.
Cancer cases blamed on drinking water contaminants, even at EPA’s “safe” levels
Don't freak out, though.
New Jersey dirt is the only thing tough enough to eat “forever chemicals” PFAS
This microbe breaks one of the toughest chemical bonds in existence.
Injectable Pig Heart Tissue Is the Future of Recovering From Heart Attacks
No, it's not a horror movie plot.
The Brains of Artists Who Paint With Their Toes Adapt in Spectacular Ways
These artists' toes were mapped in the brain like fingers.