Articles by

Erin Garcia de Jesus

Taking a weight-loss drug reduced a craving for opioids

DENVER — A weight-loss drug used to treat obesity and diabetes has shown promise to treat another...

Here’s why blueberries are blue

The secret to a blueberry’s hue is in the structure of its wax coat. Waxy coverings...

Explore the expected life spans of different dog breeds

For a dog, it’s good to be small and have a long nose. In the United Kingdom,...

Insects flocking to artificial lights may not know which way is up

The insects flying in circles around your porch light aren’t captivated by the light. Instead, they may...

What parrots can teach us about human intelligence

Bruce the kea is missing his upper beak, giving the olive green parrot a look of perpetual...

A bird flu outbreak is sweeping the globe. Its long-term effects are unclear

As I step among poop-covered rocks toward the plateau of a small island in the Galápagos, a...

Here’s how poison dart frogs safely hoard toxins in their skin

Toxins found in the skin of poison dart frogs may hitch a ride there via molecular taxicabs....

The first CRISPR therapy approved in the U.S. will treat sickle cell disease

U.S. patients with sickle cell disease now have a novel treatment option: the first-ever CRISPR-based therapy. On...