What’s going on at California’s largest lake illustrates fight over water in West
The Salton Sea, once a playground for Hollywood stars in the 1950s and ’60s, needs more water — but so does just about every other place in the state amid an epic drought.
Women of all ages more likely to have serious mental health problems than men, report says
New federal report highlights chronic-disease risks and daily life struggles for people with serious mental health problems.
He had a 3.5-pound tumor and months to live. Here’s how he survived.
Immune therapies are showing unimaginable progress, but experts warn the drugs don’t work for all.
Ink and infection: 10 percent have skin problems after getting tattoos
For unknown reasons, red ink seems to cause more irritation, a survey shows.
Government has a new plan to save the endangered greater sage grouse
The BLM will closely regulate miners, energy developers and ranchers to help save the Western bird.
Scientists are closing in on the ultimate secrets of plant photosynthesis
A closer look at the remarkable way that plants run on solar energy.
Can science make you less sexist while you sleep?
A simple sound cue played during a short nap made their biases drop.
Whoops! A creationist museum supporter stumbled upon a major fossil find.
That moment when you think the world is 6,000 years old and you dig up a 60 million year old fish.
Breakthrough HIV study could change course of treatment for millions
A large-scale trial shows that HIV meds work best when started earlier.
More people with Alzheimer’s are becoming activists — which brings its own challenges
As Alzheimer’s disease increases, more people with dementia are criticizing government support.
These warthog piglets at the Detroit Zoo are named for ‘Game of Thrones’ characters
Daenerys, Sansa, Cersei, Tyrion and Hodor were born in April, according to the zoo.
Study: Moderate drinking may have ‘cardiotoxic’ effects in elderly hearts
Having two or more drinks a day was linked to cardiac changes in subjects between the ages of 71 and 81.
Physicist Leon Lederman is auctioning off his 1988 Nobel Prize
“We could have used the medal as a coaster,” Lederman’s wife joked.
EPA strengthens federal protections for small streams
The controversial rule places smaller waterways under U.S. safeguards, setting up a fight with states and Congress.
‘Lucy’ had an Ethel? Scientists discover a new human ancestor.
Using a partial jaw found in Ethiopia, the new species is identified as a close cousin of the famous hominin.
Go ahead and break this robot’s legs. It can figure out how to chase you without them.
The robot uses simulations to get to know its own body, which makes it more adaptable when things go wrong.
Say hello to the dementor wasp. It turns cockroaches into zombies.
Named after a “Harry Potter” creature, the wasp was one of 139 new species discovered in the Mekong Region in 2014.
Was Australia’s 10-year megadrought a teaching moment for California?
When water levels started dropping in Melbourne, Australia, residents had a come to Jesus moment that jumped started a major conservation effort.
Scientists are using herpes to treat skin cancer — and it’s working
The modified virus attacks cancer cells while calling the immune system in for back-up.
Why there’s no need to panic over Lassa fever. It’s Ebola-like, but it’s not Ebola.
Ebola and Lassa fever share a lot of similarities, but they are different in a lot of critical ways.