Evolution's Next Stage
by Steven Kotler
Driven by technological advances, humans are changing faster than ever. Coming soon: our next stage, Homo evolutus.
Interbreeding With Neanderthals
by Carl Zimmer
Telltale evidence of ancient liaisons with Neanderthals and other extinct human relatives can be found in the DNA of billions of people.
The Broken Vaccine
by Melinda Wenner Moyer
Whooping cough is on the rise, exposing a worrisome trend: The vaccine that holds it in check is losing its potency, and nobody is sure why.
A NASA Expert's Guide to Saturn
by Paul Raeburn
From a bulging portfolio of more than 300,000 snapshots, a NASA imaging expert picks the most stunning views of Saturn, its rings, and its strange and varied moons.
Chasing the Shadow Virus: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and XMRV
by Hillary Johnson
In one of the most bruising science debacles of the decade, researchers hoped to track down the cause of chronic fatigue syndromeóbut ended up studying an artifact created in the lab.
Discover, 2013, March