Installation begins on Jeff Bezos' 10,000-year clock
February 21, 2018, 11:51 a.m. by John Platt
The clock is "designed to be a symbol, an icon for long-term thinking."
Fabled 'Gate to Hell' really did kill people — and now we know why
February 20, 2018, 4:41 p.m. by John Platt
The ancient Romans saw 'Pluto's Gate' as the entrance to the underworld.
Starfish make remarkable comeback years after deadly disease outbreak
December 28, 2017, 2:43 p.m. by John Platt
The disease caused starfish to lose their limbs, dissolve and die.
CDC issues new warning about salmonella from pet turtles
August 30, 2017, 10:56 a.m. by John Platt
Small turtles are illegal, but they are still available from many less-reputable dealers.
Chagas disease more deadly than previously thought
May 23, 2017, 11:18 a.m. by John Platt
Transmitted by the assassin or kissing bug, this parasite can cause fatal heart disease.
Melting ice could release ancient viruses hidden in glaciers
May 8, 2017, 10:56 a.m. by John Platt
As global warming thaws permafrost, bacteria that have been frozen for millennia may come back to life.
One woman met a stray dog — and changed everything for a forgotten breed
5 homemade lip scrub recipes
Toby the cat walked 12 miles to get back to the family that didn't want him
FDA panel approves marijuana-derived drug to treat epilepsy
11 home remedies for laryngitis
12 plants that repel unwanted insects