Just 10% of U.S. plastic gets recycled. A new kind of plastic could change that | Science

Jie Zhao/Corbis through Getty Images A lot of plastics have a chemical history that makes beginning a new life a difficulty. The dyes and flame retardants that make them... Read more »

Top stories: Ebola outbreak challenges, Viking cats, and a new kind of placebo | Science

(delegated right): JOHN WESSELS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES; ASTRID GAST/SHUTTERSTOCK. COM; ISTOCK.COM/ BRAUNS Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but worries about DRC outbreak grow Issues about an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic... Read more »

The bird voice box is one of a kind in the animal kingdom | Science

This male spotted bluethroat bursts into tune by triggering an organ deep in its throat. Hans Glader/MindenPictures The sweet-sounding call of lots of birds originates from a mystical organ... Read more »