You never forget your first time with SARS-CoV-2.
Ford’s electric Mustang, the Mach-E, is attracting an unusual bunch of drivers—including me.
When you stick ink-filled needles into your skin, your body’s defenders respond accordingly. Scientists aren’t sure if that’s good or bad for you.
A key set of data could shore up the case for a purely animal origin. So why aren’t scientists sharing it?
A new analysis of genetic samples from China appears to link the pandemic’s origin to raccoon dogs.
What happens when everyone first gets immunity to the coronavirus as a very young kid?
Some mammals pause their pregnancies for nearly a year, like a DIY version of freezing your embryos.
Pets left behind when people fled the disaster in 1986 seem to have seeded a unique population.
More immunity and relaxed behavior add up to a new COVID mystery: How common is symptomless spread now?
We all forgot how nasty colds are.
Some wild animals that seem “too heavy” are doing just fine.
Once a norovirus transmission chain begins, it can be difficult to break.
Bird flu is already a tragedy.
This emergency is not about to end.
Disgust is surprisingly common across nature.
I thought I could fix the air quality in my apartment. I was wrong.
A successful vaccine-outreach group confronts the pivot to “normalcy.”
A nascent scientific field is working to untangle the complex relationship between metabolism and infection.
Oxytocin, often lauded as the “hug hormone,” might not be necessary to induce affection.
The government is pushing harder than ever to make “yearly COVID shots” a thing.
Experts say things have gone better than expected with COVID, the flu, and RSV. But the bar set by the past few years is awfully low.