Viruses can be terrifying — but they also make us human
Diesel fuel is costly and polluting, so communities are exploring other options
About 10 vaquitas are left on the planet, but a new study confirms fishing nets pose a much bigger extinction threat than inbreeding
Meet the mother of faster-than-light communication
To exoplanet scientists, oddball planets are much more than just a strange sight on a cosmic sightseeing tour
Hospitals and staff have tried to adapt through multiple COVID-19 waves with changing practices and communication tools
Experts warn erosion is depleting the essential but scarce soil nutrient
Would you board a ship you could never leave?
Proper mask wearing helps us stay safe during the pandemic, but masks limit what we can see in other peoples’ faces. Test how well you can interpret masked emotions in the quiz at the bottom of the page
Depending on where you live, abortion care this year may have become either harder or easier to access than ever before
Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly common in conservation ecology. Should it be?
The crisis has exacerbated long-overlooked anxiety, depression and other mental health problems among this population
Enzymatic recycling might offer a new method of recycling water bottles and other plastics, researchers say
Astronomers are finding ways to keep investigating the universe despite missing data due to COVID-19 telescope shutdowns
Reimagining the past, now with 40% more gears
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