Articles by

Sara Harrison

The Malaria Vaccine Is a Big Deal, but Not a Silver Bullet

RTS,S proves that shots can work against parasites. But to eradicate this disease, scientists say we need...

Pandemic Bird-Watching Created a Data Boom—and a Conundrum

Avid amateurs are generating a wealth of information on avian activity. But does that data reflect new...

Why Does Asthma Get Worse at Night?

The question has plagued scientists for centuries. A new study offers some answers.In 1698, British doctor John...

An Experimental Birth Control Attacks Sperm Like a Virus

Monoclonal antibodies have been touted for their potential to fight off infections like Covid-19. Could they be...

A Mammoth Tusk Reveals a Woolly (and Unprecedented) Tale

Scientists used something called isotopic mapping to get a first look at how the creatures lived more...

The Pandemic Changed Sleep Habits. Maybe That’s a Good Thing

A growing body of research shows that to optimize health and productivity, workers should adjust their workdays...

This Evolutionary Gift May Protect Coral From Climate Change

Coral in the Red Sea is unusually heat tolerant. The secret to its success may lie in...

Sharks Use the Earth’s Magnetic Field Like a Compass

Biologists have long believed that these animals rely on magnetic sensing to migrate across oceans. Someone finally...