Scientists Identify Neurons That Help the Brain Forget

One afternoon in April 1929, a journalist from a Moscow newspaper turned up in Alexander Luria’s…

Birds Are Vanishing From North America

The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the United States and Canada has…

What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say

A panel of scientists issued new nutritional guidelines for children on Wednesday, describing in detail what…

The Most Powerful Lightning Bolts Strike in Unexpected Places

The average lightning strike can pack a punch. But then there are superbolts. First identified in…

How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’

NORTH FORK, Idaho — The Middle Fork of the Salmon River, one of the wildest rivers…

Purdue Pharma Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis, filed for…

Peanut Allergy Drug Will Protect Children, Experts Tell F.D.A.

The first-ever drug regimen to blunt acute peanut allergies in children should be approved, experts told…

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy from Darkness

Aaswath Raman was driving through a village in Sierra Leone in 2013 when an idea came…

A Breeding Ground for a Fatal Scourge: Nursing Homes

Maria Davila lay mute in a nursing home bed, an anguished expression fixed to her face,…

In the South Pacific, a Humpback Whale Karaoke Lounge

Humpback whales are creatures of habit. They spend the summer in cold, high-latitude feeding areas. In…

Why Aren’t There Better Cancer Drugs? Scientists May Have Picked the Wrong Targets.

Twenty years ago, the fight against cancer seemed as if it were about to take a…

Scientists Find the Skull of Humanity’s Ancestor — on a Computer

A single new fossil can change the way we think about human origins, but discovering it…

What Painting With Your Feet Does to Your Brain

Ask Tom Yendell how he learned to eat, use a computer, place phone calls or do…

Lasker Awards Honor Advances in Modern Immunology

Since 1945, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has recognized scientists and physicians who have contributed…

Taking the Pulse of a Sandstone Tower in Utah

In 2013, a mutual friend brought Kat Vollinger and Nathan Richman together as rock climbing partners.…