Scientists believe the STD mycoplasma genitalium—Mgen—infects 1-3% of the population. However, it often doesn’t cause symptoms or is easily confused with better-known conditions. That’s a big problem because Mgen may be linked to pelvic inflammatory disease—another…

A medical clinic at Tesla’s auto assembly plant in California routinely minimizes workers’ injuries and fails to provide proper medical treatment, according to an investigative reporting project by Reveal. It found that injured employees were sent back to the factory floor…

To engage people on issues like climate change, vaccines or GMOs, scientists might look to Swift, Voltaire or Jon Stewart. That’s what Guillaume Chapron and 3 co-authors did in their climate change warning to Earth, telling the planet to change its ways. Their approach,…

KIGALI—The delegates assembled for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning are more than just advocates of family planning, Gates Institute Director Jose “Oying” Rimon II said in his opening remarks. They might as well be superheroes, because family planning…

Before he knew his colleagues would embrace his transition, Ben Barres weighed a difficult decision: come out as transgender or commit suicide.   Born Barbara, the Stanford University neuroscientist died last year from pancreatic cancer. In his posthumously published…

Back in 2014, Vox called the pumpkin spice latte the “greatest trick capitalism ever pulled” and foolishly touted guava as the next big thing. But 4 years later, guava’s nowhere to be found, and the pumpkin spice trick is still, embarrassingly, our favorite treat.

As soon as next week, the FDA is expected to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in thousands of US retail outlets and impose new rules for online sales. Gas stations and convenience stores will be barred from selling the products, but they will still be available in…

In 1991, 6-year-old Jacob Atem’s South Sudanese village was attacked by Northern rebels. Atem and other surviving “Lost Boys” walked some 2,000 miles before reaching a refugee camp, suffering malnutrition, dehydration and injury. More than 10,000 children died en route.

“Bouncing, pulsating blobs” created in her lab were a promising step in Petra Schwille’s efforts to build synthetic cells from scratch. The biophysicist and her colleagues are confident that within a decade, the first fully synthetic cells could spring to life.

Many delegates will trickle into Kigali, Rwanda this weekend for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning with little fanfare—but the youth are already starting to steal the show, with a virtual youth relay that started in Mombasa, Kenya earlier this week.