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Just Before the Eagle Landed, an Alien Arrived in Our Living Room

No one who was alive then can forget the sights and sounds of that weekend in…

Why Are These Mice Hallucinating? Scientists Are in Their Heads

In a laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the mice are seeing things. And…

This New Liquid is Magnetic, and Mesmerizing

Lodestone, a naturally-occurring iron oxide, was the first persistently magnetic material known to humans. The Han…

Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

Imagine that 90 percent of all people living with H.I.V. were diagnosed and treated with drugs.…

A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say

Menstrual cups, little known devices used by women to manage their periods, are safe and as…

The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t

In 2000, the Broward County Public Schools in Florida received an alarming report. Like many affluent…

What You Need to Know About Resistant Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections, or U.T.I.s, are one of the world’s most common infections. Increasingly, they also…

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

For generations, urinary tract infections, one of the world’s most common ailments, have been easily and…

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in…

A Burning Lava Lake Concealed by a Volcano’s Glacial Ice

While Earth’s surface is peppered with volcanoes, lava lakes appear to be vanishingly rare. Popular imagery…

Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em? This A.I. Bluffs With the Best

In his 14 years on the professional poker circuit, Darren Elias had never faced anyone who…

Why Did This Extinct Bird Have Such a Weird, Long Toe?

Some 99 million years ago, a small animal with a weird elongated toe died and became…

A Skull Bone Discovered in Greece May Alter the Story of Human Prehistory

A skull fragment found in the roof of a cave in southern Greece is the oldest…

C.D.C. Investigates Rare Type of Paralysis in Children

Last year, health officials confronted a record number of cases of a rare, mysterious neurological condition…

This Cockatoo Thinks He Can Dance

Watching Snowball the cockatoo dance to Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” has long been one…