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You Don't Know Jack(fruit)

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Prolific and nutritious, this funny-looking fruit could help feed the world.

Sunken Treasure

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Shipwrecks are the main event at a newly proposed marine sanctuary, but scientists hope to find much more.

Biting Back

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Backyard breeders are creating a new kind of hero honeybee—one that chomps off the legs of mites and saves the hive.

Unleaded, Please

Latest NewsFlintSusan Cosier
Toxic tap water is just not acceptable in 2015 (in Flint, Michigan, or anywhere else).

A Lamprey Love Triangle

ExplainerUnited StatesSusan Cosier
This is a tale of blood-sucking invaders and sex traps.

Better Living Through Chemistry?

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Chemical regulation needs a makeover, but Congress’ efforts at reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act are still a work in progress.

From the Outside In

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
The dose may make the poison, but a new study finds even low levels of certain toxins might affect our health.

Pesticide Patrol

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
A new report says the most widely used weed killer probably causes cancer.

Diseases on the Move

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Climate change helps freeloading parasites spread illness. To fight future outbreaks, we need to think of the offenders in a whole new light.

Spreading Like Wildfire

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Flame retardants are winding up everywhere—like in some of the Great Lakes’ greatest wildlife.

Drugs 2.0

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
"Essential oils" sounds like a spa treatment, but could they help in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria?

Back from the Dead Zone

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
Doing just a little to curb fertilizer pollution in the Mississippi could go a long way to breathing life back into the Gulf.

Give Peas a Chance?

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
As lunchroom fights rage in Congress, some school officials are offering both carrots and sticks.

The Sour Side of Strawberries

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
California is regulating a harmful pesticide used on strawberries and other crops, but does it go far enough?

Air Pollution and Autism

Latest NewsUnited StatesSusan Cosier
New research suggests the dirty air that pregnant women breathe might increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder in their children.