Digging through the world’s oldest graveyards
*Featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015
Hans Rosling will change your mind
He’s influenced Melinda Gates and Fidel Castro. Now he’s on a mission to save the public from their preconceived ideas.
Big Pharma’s Cost-Cutting Challenger
A non-profit is proving that drug development doesn’t need to cost a billion.
Race against Resistance
More than a million healthy children take drugs to prevent malaria, before the drugs stop working.
Death at the Doorstep
Uganda may be losing a battle with malaria.
A vociferous debate reveals how hard it is to give public health advice.
Translational Research the American Way
If discoveries abound, why is drug development stagnant?
Evolution: A can of worms
Tiny creatures take centre stage in a battle to rearrange the tree of life.
As the legion of women bikers grows nationwide, I open up the throttle with a manic New York City club.
Comb jelly genetics suggest a radical redrawing of the tree of life.
Sick and Down
Inflammation could cause depression.
Twice Upon a Time
Mammals may have evolved from reptiles in multiple ways.
Vitamin D on Trial
Scientist dig for gold-standard proof of D’s potential.
A guide to the top online archives for your unpublished findings.