Happy World Toilet Day! Since 2013, WTD has highlighted the SDG aimed at securing access to adequate sanitation and banishing open defecation by 2030. The returns are high. One analysis calculated a 6:1 cost-benefit ratio of investing in ending open defecation. This year…

In a rush to deliver Amazon packages, the driver crashed into a car stopped at a light, killing a 9-month old. He belonged to Amazon’s vast contractor network that a ProPublica investigation found is responsible for 60 accidents with injuries, including 10 deaths, since…

30 minutes to an hour. That’s the standard time for a lab technician to smear blood on a slide, prep it, scan it for malaria parasites and count them. Imagine what that means for a clinic that sees dozens of patients per day. Manu Prakash did. Then the Stanford…

Previous fluctuations in the Earth’s climate pale in comparison to what we’re seeing now, a new study published yesterday in Nature confirms.  

It looks like the hippocampus is capable of generating new neurons after all—up to the ninth decade of life, according to a new study in Nature that may breathe new life into Alzheimer’s research.

A genetically altered mouse capable of contracting the Zika virus could pave the way to help scientists screen potential Zika therapies, underscoring the importance of animal models. A lack of research attention and animal models complicated efforts to understand the virus…