When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of Reno, Nev.It turned out that he had received a bone marrow transplant. Read more »

New TB Vaccine Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Suggests

A year ago, when preliminary trial results of the new vaccine were released, the World Health Organization called it “a major scientific breakthrough.“The vaccine looks promising, and likely better than our century-old BCG vaccine,” said Dr. Read more »

What Rolls Like an Armadillo but Lives in the Sea?

Science|What Rolls Like an Armadillo but Lives in the Sea?3, 2019Why did the chiton roll into a ball? Read more »

Drugged, Castrated, Eager to Mate: the Lives of Fungi-Infected Cicadas

Science|Drugged, Castrated, Eager to Mate: the Lives of Fungi-Infected CicadasTrilobites“This really has all the elements of a sci-fi horror story,” a mycologist said.It turned out that infected annual cicadas, which rise each year, were under the influence of psilocybin, while infected periodical cicadas, which emerge after more than a decade, were drugged with cathinone. Read more »

The Vampire Birds of the Galápagos Have Fascinating Inner Lives

Science|The Vampire Birds of the Galápagos Have Fascinating Inner LivesTrilobitesYes, there is such a thing as a vampire finch.Yes, there is such a thing as a vampire finch. Read more »

Can the Paris Climate Goals Save Lives? Yes, a Lot of Them, Researchers Say

The greatest risk of increased heat fatalities is in northern cities like New York and Boston, a study has found.Under the Paris climate agreement, 195 countries pledged to cut their greenhouse gas in an effort to hold global warming to two degrees Celsius, or 3. Read more »

A Signal in Giant Earthquakes That Could Save Lives

That means that the final magnitude of a quake could be determined in as little as 10 to 15 seconds after it begins, and long before it ends.]A single-digit leap in earthquake magnitude means that 32 times more energy is being released. Read more »