A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?
Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DDT.
How Will Climate Change Alter Agriculture? Winemakers Are Finding Out
Wine, which is among the most sensitive and nuanced of agricultural products, demonstrates how climate change is transforming traditions and practices that may be centuries old.
What Was Kept in This Stone Age Meat Locker? Bone Marrow
In an Israeli cave, paleontologists unearthed what may be the earliest example of humans storing food for later consumption.
These Ants Use Germ-Killers, and They’re Better Than Ours
Parasitic fungi do not seem to develop resistance to the chemicals, suggesting new ways to prevent antibiotic resistance.
What Painting With Your Feet Does to Your Brain
These two artists do everything with their feet. A new study found that their brain views their toes similarly to fingers.
The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t
How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.
Japan’s Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Lands on Asteroid It Blasted a Hole In
The robotic probe attempted to collect a sample scattered from a crater made on the surface of the space rock Ryugu in April.
Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon, and Its First Great Geologist
Had the Apollo program stopped after July 21, 1969, another astronaut says, its lunar samples would have been enough to reshape knowledge of the solar system.
This Creature Eats Stone. Sand Comes Out the Other End
Shipworms are known for boring into wood and digesting it, but scientists found a new species with a very different diet.
Out of Their Eggs, Into the Sky: How Baby Pterosaurs May Have Taken Flight
Researchers say the flying reptiles didn’t need much parental guidance.