Articles by

Max G. Levy

The Lost Tale of an 18th-Century Tsunami, as Told by Trees

Local evidence of the cataclysm has literally washed away over the years. But Oregon’s Douglas firs may have recorded...

Dolphins Eavesdrop on Each Other to Avoid Awkward Run-Ins

The new finding underscores the complexity of marine mammals’ social life and cognition. It may also help...

You’re Not Alone: Monkeys Choke Under Pressure Too

Now you can blame the primate brain. And neuroscientists are eager for a deeper look.Sitting alone in...

This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

The paste sticks onto wet tissue firmly by repelling blood. Surgeons hope it can save time—and lives.Excessive...

The Squishy, Far-Out New Experiments Headed to the ISS

Muscle cells, 3D-printed lunar regolith, and le Blob will soon orbit 250 miles above Earth.On Tuesday, Northrop...

What Rat Empathy May Reveal About Human Compassion

Rats may feel concern when cage mates are trapped. But, like people, they don’t always care enough...

This Device Could Tune Your Heart—Then Dissolve Away

The latest in “electronic medicine” offers an alternative to temporary pacemakers and could help reduce tissue scarring.The...

The Experimental African Houses That Outsmart Malaria

A field test of custom-designed homes proves that when carbon dioxide can flow out, mosquitoes stay out...