What's up in
The infamous case of Typhoid Mary underscores the importance of tolerance in understanding disease.
A discrepancy in the measured size of the “deuteron” increases the chance that something is amiss in our understanding of atoms.
Mathematicians have had a hard time finding commonalities in large groups of random shapes — until recently.
When life first emerged roughly 4 billion years ago, DNA may have been a much more malleable molecule.
Scientists are having a difficult time finding a treatment for the Zika virus in part because so few drugs are safe for pregnant women. But one antibiotic has shown promise.
A newly discovered anole on the island of Hispaniola confirms that the buildup of ecological communities can follow predictable patterns.
Peter Scholze is a favorite to win one of the highest honors in mathematics for his contributions in number theory and geometry.
Rampant rumors and a new analysis undercut hopes of a major discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.
Nature’s laws are beautiful because they strike a compromise between boring symmetry and confusing asymmetry, physicists say.
Get highlights of the most important news delivered to your email inbox