The Power of Placebo

Why - and when - is placebo effective?

An Eye Full of Ebola

Dr. Ian Crozier was declared cured after a harrowing bout with the Ebola virus, only to discover that his left eye was full of the virus.

Warty Pigeons, Dodos, Giant Tortoises, and More: The Extinct Wildlife of Mauritius

Newly discovered Dutch manuscripts describe the extinct wildlife of Mauritius Island.

The Lowdown on Bees and Pesticides

New research suggests that declines in wild bees may be due to a specific pesticide.

Protecting People from Tornadoes in the 1880s

Two articles from 1883 and 1884 offer insight into tornadoes from another time.

Oikos

The peer-reviewed ecological journal Oikos has nothing to do with the popular brand of Greek yogurt that shares its name.

The Creepy “Blood Falls” of Antarctica

How Antarctica's "Blood Falls" were discovered.

Endangered Gorillas’ New Ally – Giant Snails

Giant snail farming may be the only hope to save an endangered gorilla species in Cameroon.

Desalination: Drought Relief or Liability?

Is desalination a viable solution for California's water crisis?