Malaria on the Rise as East African Climate Heats Up
In East Africa warming as a result of climate change is paving the way for the spread of malaria. Excerpt from Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It, by Paul R. Epstein, MD, and Dan Ferber.
Fighting back against ‘alternative facts’
Experts share secrets on how to ground a debate in reality
Microbes Made to Order
A new breed of bioengineers aims to create microbes from off-the-shelf parts. The parts are coming, but will researchers be able to put them together?
The End of Slavery in New York
As slavery ended in New York, black abolitionists extended the underground railroad
Understanding Prehistoric Violence
Archaeologists are studying broken bones, ancient weapons and other artifacts to learn what causes violence.
From Pigs to People
The discovery of a novel strain of MRSA able to jump from livestock to humans has sparked a multicountry effort to see how dangerous it might be
A wave of new advances shows how the mind affects health in ways we never imagined.