Can We Gene-Edit Herpes Away?
Because the virus hides out deep in our bodies and stays there for life, a vaccine has eluded scientists for decades. But there may be another way
What’s Actually New About Today’s Newfangled Birth Control Apps?
These futuristic-sounding apps are on the rise, but it’s key to separate the data from the hype
How One Bad Science Headline Can Echo Across the Internet
Recent articles claiming birth control causes “transgender" fish show how science communication can mislead—even when it relies on facts
The Science Behind the “Abortion Pill”
Legal or not, more American women are opting for abortion by medication. We asked doctors: How safe is it?
How a KGB Spy Defected and Became a U.S. Citizen
Jack Barsky wanted to stay in the country, so he let the Soviets think he was dead
This Virginia Winery Once Housed One of WWII's Most Important Spy Stations
Speakeasies are so 2012—this place has actual secrets
Nothing Says ‘I Hate You’ Like a ‘Vinegar Valentine’
For at least a century, Valentine’s Day was used as an excuse to send mean, insulting cards