How Mushrooms Can Save the World
by Kenneth Miller
Crusading mycologist Paul Stamets says fungi can clean up everything from oil spills to nuclear meltdowns.
Dispatches from Antarctica's Dry Valleys
by Jennifer Berglund
Scientists hunt for clues about Earth's climatic past and possible future in one of the world's most remote landscapes.
Life Under Antarctica's Ice
by Douglas Fox
A team drills thousands of feet into the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to reach a lake buried for millennia.
Cancer Has Afflicted People Since Prehistoric Times
by George Johnson
The idea that cancer is a modern disease is a common misconception — one that the fossil record reveals to be untrue.
Life, Not Death, is Focus of New Health Metrics
by Jeremy Smith
This maverick researcher wants to replace conventional death statistics with data on how well we live.
California's Air Pollution Causes Asthma, Allergies and Premature Births
by Linda Marsa
California is the epicenter for air pollution — and for the illness and early death it causes. Is it too late to reverse the trend?