Category Archives: Health & Medicine

Bird CSI: A Loon, a Swollen Spleen, and a Mysterious Disease


Audubon — Pathologists documented the first death of a loon in New England from avian malaria. Here’s how they got from corpse to diagnosis.

The Joint Collector

Photo: Craig Mahaffey

The Scientist — Forget stamps: one bioengineer amasses broken artificial joints to learn why they failed and how to build better ones.