• The drug push

    As fears of drug-resistant bacteria loom, governments try to coax companies back to the field.

  • The new shape of fusion

    After decades of slow progress with doughnut-shaped reactors, magnetic fusion labs are gambling on a redesign.

  • In from the cold

    After keeping science alive during decades of scarcity, Cuba's “guerrilla scientists” are ready to rejoin the world.

  • Fidel Castro's first-born son foments a nanotech revolution

    In a Q&A, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart reveals the truth behind his nom de guerre in Russia and his efforts to launch a nanotechnology R&D center in Havana.

  • Graying Cuba strains socialist safety net

    Cuba's biotech success helped give rise to a rapidly aging population; now, its scientists are hoping to ease the disease burden in the golden years.

  • Cuba's coral Eden

    Scientists rush to study what may be some of the last healthy corals in the Caribbean.

  • Saving California's calves

    After a half-century of research, scientists find a promising solution to mysterious abortions in beef cattle.

  • King of the pills

    Raymond Schinazi's handful of lifesaving drugs has earned him riches, esteem, and a dose of enmity.

  • Beyond Graphene

    The ultrathin form of carbon has inspired other atoms-thick materials that promise even bigger technological payoffs.

  • What is Jeopardy!?

    This popular TV game show has a thing for science.

  • Put yourself in Jeopardy!

    Do you have what it takes to succeed in our Jeopardy! quiz?

  • A space icon turns 25

    As the Hubble Space Telescope enters the last few years of its mission, researchers charged with creating an orbiting observatory to take its place are discovering that Hubble is a tough act to follow.

  • After Hubble

    The Webb telescope's troubled history poses challenges for other contenders to replace the world's most popular space telescope.

  • Hubble on steroids

    As the Hubble Space Telescope's decades-long mission winds down, astronomers are worried about the future of optical and ultraviolet astronomy from space.

  • Dawn of the dog

    An unprecedented collaboration may solve one of the greatest mysteries of domestication.

  • How the wolf became the dog

    Scientists are coming to a consensus about how canines evolved.

  • Startup liftoff

    How flocks of small, cheap satellites, hatched in Silicon Valley, will constantly monitor a changing Earth.

  • Thinking inside the box

    A look at the history of the CubeSat.

  • Deepwater Horizon: After the oil

    Five years on, the world's largest accidental marine spill has left subtle scars on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Critics question plans to spray dispersant in future deep spills

    Deep-sea use of oil spill dispersants questioned.

  • Cause of death

    No one knows why many people die in developing countries. A new technique, the minimally invasive autopsy, could change that—and transform global health.

  • How wolves have—and haven’t—transformed Yellowstone

    Yellowstone Park is a real-world laboratory of predator-prey relations.

  • The quest to turn eye transplants from science fiction into reality

    Eye transplants are science fiction. A team of researchers wants to change that.

  • The synthesis machine

    An automatic device that makes small organic molecules could revolutionize drug discovery.

  • Cleanup crew

    Unorthodox immune proteins called natural antibodies target pathogens and remove cellular and molecular waste.