How an obscure Indiana public health official pioneered the campaign against tainted dairy products at the turn of the 20th century.
Excavating and studying human remains can be a delicate cultural dance. Researchers handling a Chilean specimen approached it with two left feet.
Journalists covering the supposed sonic attack have abandoned fundamental principles of sourcing, verification and fact-based reporting.
Every year, an untold number of patients undergo duplicate procedures — or fail to get them at all — because key pieces of their medical history are missing. Why?
Biology textbooks of yore were replete with ignorant classifications purporting to be scientific. But is avoiding the issue altogether the answer?
The practice has become synonymous with urban farming. But there are more energy-efficient alternatives, from raised beds to rooftop systems.
Earl Swift’s "Chesapeake Requiem" is unflinching about sea-level rise, but careful not to belittle the beliefs of those at the heart of the calamity.
Hucksters claim that drinking a few drops of hydrogen peroxide diluted in a glass of water will cure almost anything. How do they get away with it?
A self-help skeptic is confronted with evidence — anecdotal and scientific — that we may be able to think ourselves into a better place.
Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us.
Despite laws guaranteeing access to health care, non-English speakers in the US often end up relying on family and friends as ad-hoc interpreters.
Undark and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visited seven countries on five continents to document a global killer. Here's what we found.
On the whole, the country consumes 28% of the world's meat — twice as much as the United States. And that figure is only set to increase.
Experts are calling for a substantial cull of the wild horses living in New South Wales' Kosciuszko National Park. The government isn't having it.
Before the emergence of Warcraft, and the PlayStation, Pavel Curtis created LambdaMOO. Players used text, not images, and imaginations ran wild.
For the US Fish and Wildlife Service, confiscated mounts, skins and scales may serve an important function in the pursuit of wildlife traffickers.
Incarceration during childhood may play a role in the health gaps that develop between white and non-white Americans in adulthood. What can be done?
The most salient takeaway from the collapse of the MACH15 trial is that the conflicts of interest at its core are probably not as rare as we think.
A new study investigates the intersection of climate change and real estate, and finds that higher elevations bring higher values.
International discussions about lethal autonomous weapons have often ignored the fact that AI weaponry is already coursing through cyberspace.