She Has Your Eyes. And Your Gut Bacteria’s Genome!

Upending our entire understanding of inheritance, an infant can apparently inherit genes directly from her mother’s bacteria.

To Avoid Allergies, Skip the Dishwasher

A new study says that children raised in homes where dishes are typically washed by hand have lower rates of allergies than where the dishwasher is used.

Subway Bacteria: Commuting with E. coli

Unknown bacteria on the subway share a commute with many of us daily. Should we be concerned?

When It Comes to Science, Scientists and the Public Diverge

Scientists and the public understand science topics quite differently, according to a new poll.
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Rose Epstein Frisch, A Scientist Who Studied Fertility, Has Died

Rose Epstein Frisch discovered the link between fatness and fertility.

Scientists Have Isolated a New Antibiotic from Soil

Scientists have isolated a new antibiotic from soil.

Welcome Back, Measles

The news of a recent outbreak at Disneyland in California brought measles back into the public view

The Mystery of Super-Spreaders

It’s estimated that roughly 20% of the population are so-called "super-spreaders" who cause 80% of infectious disease cases.

Where Does Lost Weight Go? Into Thin Air.

If your resolution is to lose weight this year, have you thought about where exactly that lost fat goes?

The Culture of Tuberculosis

When perusing the biographies of artists, you'll notice that a large number of them had tuberculosis.