“What is the most underappreciated medical invention in history?” The Atlantic recently polled a diverse group of doctors, inventors, TV personalities and authors.Answers ran the gamut, from stethoscopes to AEDs with some unexpected medical game-changers such as Botox and…

In its quest to develop new treatments for neglected diseases that are often overlooked by the major drug companies, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) launched the

A partnership between the Rwandan government and US robotics firm Zipline has cut the time it takes some health care facilities to procure blood from hours to 15 minutes. Instead of driving round-trip to the capital city, hospital staff now use smartphone apps to place…

Health insurance startup Oscar retained most of its 54,000 New York City members last year even as it halved its provider network. The tactic: Use big data to curate a better experience, despite fewer choices.   Oscar combed insurance claims and held physician focus groups…

Meet another engineer who’s innovating to improve global health: Richard Fletcher, director of the Mobile Technology Group at MIT D-Lab, uses smartphones and connected devices to address health problems from diabetes to addiction. He’s developed wearable sensors for…

Before the March for Science on Saturday in Washington DC, the scientists and friends got creative. They bought posterboards, brainstormed and came up with some superb signs. (Okay, some printed out the standard signs but they were probably busy discovering something very…

WASHINGTON DC—Sometimes drizzling and sometimes pummeling, H2O couldn’t dampen the spirits of thousands of scientists and supporters who flocked to Washington DC for Saturday’s March for Science—one of 600 such events taking place worldwide.

This April 22, there will be a March for Science in Washington, DC. In fact, there will be 429 marches to support science on that day across the world. This unprecedented movement grew from the momentum of the Women’s March held this past January and the increasing…

San Francisco-based nonprofit Watsi uses crowdfunding to help poor individuals in countries like Haiti get needed medical care. In a Mosaic feature, author Andrew Hankinson traveled to Haiti to explore the ethical tension that comes with individualizing charity and…

Artificial intelligence could one day destroy humanity unless we tame it, according to billionaire space entrepreneur Elon Musk. Taking a deep dive into Musk’s AI concerns, journalist Maureen Dowd relates how he began publicly sounding the alarm in 2014, calling AI “…