Zooming in on Schiaparelli components on Mars

Why Getting to Mars is Not So Easy

There is a reason Mars has a reputation as a graveyard for spacecraft.
Two bowls of blueberries on a blue bench

What Makes Blueberries Superfoods?

Summer is here and with it comes Cyanococcus Vaccinium, otherwise known as the blueberry. These little fruits are ...
A bison beside a lake in Yellowstone National Park

How Not to Approach Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park

National parks like Yellowstone are great places to get close to nature, but tourists shouldn't forget that they are also important refuges for wildlife.
A doctor giving a young girl a vaccination

Avoiding Autoimmune Diseases

Avoiding autoimmune disease may depend on your social class and the ecosystems you’re exposed to.
Microscope view of thread-like cells

Guess What? You’re a Superorganism.

The White House has announced the "microbiome moonshot" – a push to understand the human microbiome.
A clean and empty hospital room

A New Use For Soy

When it comes to the relationship between people and soy—a replacement for animal proteins derived from soybeans—well, it's complicated.
The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis, flying STS-125, HST Servicing Mission 4.

Happy Birthday, Hubble Telescope!

This year, the Hubble Telescope celebrates its 26th year in space. 
School of sardines

Peace and Quiet? Not Underwater

Fish, it turns out, are loud.
Rafflesia consueloae. Image credit: Edwino S. Fernando.

The Smallest Corpse Flower

A relatively tiny member of the Rafflesia genus of giant corpse flowers has just been discovered. 
Graphen

The Promise of Graphene

Graphene, the thinnest material known and a hundred times stronger than steel, could potentially treat bacterial infections.