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The Drought Is Making the Klamath River’s Baby Salmon Sick

Dry conditions are worsening a warm-water disease that’s sweeping through juvenile fish. Their deaths will create a future crisis...

New Vaccine Incentives, Surplus Dose Shipments, and More...

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

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You Need to Weigh Some Water. All You’ve Got Is a Paper...

OK, so you might need a couple other supplies, but your best option is to do what MacGyver would do: Turn it into a scale.

Wait, Vaccine Lotteries Actually Work?

Ooh, the behavioral economists are going to be so smug about this.

The Sneaky, Lying Flower That Pretends to Be a Rotting...

Aristolochia microstoma finds love by smelling like death. Coffin flies can’t resist.

The UK Has a Plan for a New ‘Pandemic Radar’ System

Disease surveillance schemes to catch the next rising virus already exist—they’re just not communicating with each other.

Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe

Restaurants are struggling to hire people, so one Jersey Shore grill employed a machine. It confirms that humans remain indispensable.

This Dam Acts Like a Water Cannon. Let’s Do Some Physics!

Like a giant bucket with a hole, the Funil Hydropower Plant sprays out an enormous jet of water. We can use its speed to calculate...

Sleep Evolved Before Brains. Hydras Are Living Proof

Some of nature’s simplest animals suggest that sleep evolved long before centralized nervous systems.

There’s a Great Whip Spider Boom. What Gives?

The discovery of exotic arachnids reveals as much about the structure of science as it does about the creatures.