Are we at greater risk now from massive disease outbreaks? It’s a vital question after a wave of deadly E. coli infections in Germany has put hundreds in the hospital and killed more than 20. Disease ecologist Sadie Ryan explains how societal changes are aiding the bugs.
June 7, 2011 • 11:27 AM • Share
Ecologist Andrew Gonzalez explains that experiments on yeast suggest that threatened species may be able to evolve fast enough — under the right conditions — to survive.
June 1, 2011 • 8:37 AM • Share
With climate change set to wreck agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, what will happen to the world’s poorest people?
May 23, 2011 • 7:00 AM • Share
Geneticist Adam Boyko walks us through the DNA maze that produces dogs of all shapes and sizes from a very few genes.
May 11, 2011 • 3:57 PM • Share
Over its short lifetime, nuclear power has migrated from being the miracle of America’s energy future to an at times unruly nuclear demon, says historian Patrick McCray.
April 25, 2011 • 1:09 PM • Share
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