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  • Your Body Is Designed to Attack a New Organ, Now We Know Why

    Scientists think they've found the molecular basis for organ transplant rejection. Now that we know its cause, could we prevent its effect?

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  • Sex Can Be Complicated... For Snails With Backward Organs

    Snails with situs inversus, the asymmetrical mirroring of parts inside the body, are extremely unlucky when it comes to sex.

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  • Volcanic Whispers Are Helping Scientists Predict Eruptions

    Scientists are using seismic noise interferometry to predict volcanic eruptions. Can these "volcanic whispers" help prevent future ruin?

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  • Scientists Are Corrupting Their Own Experiments, Here's How

    The Observer Effect states that the very act of observation changes what we observe. If this is true, are their findings accurate?

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  • Stretchy Batteries Are Coming... Here's How They Work

    Researchers have developed a way to make a battery and its casing stretchy, enabling future advancements in wearable electronics.

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  • The Hunt for Patient Zero Is Important But Almost Impossible

    Finding the source of a disease outbreak requires intensive detective work from health experts. But is finding Patient Zero even possible?

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  • A Tenth Planet Could Be Warping Our Outer Solar System

    Scientists have just found warping in the Kuiper Belt that suggests there might be a tenth planet.

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  • The Flies on a Dead Body Can Help Solve a Murder

    Researchers are using mass spectrometry on fly eggs to help investigators speedily determine a corpse's time of death. Here's how it works.

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  • This Vaccine Could Treat Heroin Addiction

    Researchers are testing a vaccine that could prevent relapse in addicts during withdrawal.

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  • Scientists Want to Transplant a Human Head, Here's Why That's a Bad Idea

    A group of scientists are planning to perform a human head transplant at the end of 2017. But is their plan scientifically feasible?

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