You can’t farm spiders — but putting spider genes into silkworms works even better.
You don't have a "reptile brain."
If we took the values and principles of cooperation to the next level, we could effectively tackle many crises.
These enormous centipedes are straight out of science fiction.
Can a non-native species be a friend instead of a foe?
In the land of the double-blind, impartiality is king.
These animals to grow scalpel-sharp and precisely shaped tools that are resistant to breaking.
He was also a eugenicist — but at least he could draw pretty pictures.
Many animals engage in “zoopharmacognosy” or self-medication.
A lucky discovery involving lithium-sulfur batteries has a legitimate chance to revolutionize how we power our world.
Destruction of the Ukrainian dam unleashed a catastrophic flood—and surfaced centuries of cultural heritage. Now there’s a call not to rebuild it.
There’s an enormous evolutionary advantage for flamingos to stand on one leg, but genetics doesn't help. Only physics explains why.
Scientists across a range of disciplines have helped solve Darwin's dilemma.
Honeybees join humans as the only known animals that can tell the difference between odd and even numbers
Parity tasks (such as odd and even categorisation) are considered abstract and high-level numerical concepts in humans.
Beavers offer lessons about managing water in a changing climate, whether the challenge is drought or floods
Letting nature's expert engineers lead the way.
Close. The. Lid.
Marburg virus, like its cousin Ebola, causes severe disease, with fatality rates ranging from 22% to 90%.
We cannot afford to dream about living on other worlds while we continue to destroy ours.
Synthetic biology has the power to cure and kill. Have we learned from our past mistakes?
Just as human beings diversified so that people in Asia look different from people in Europe, so too did their microbiomes.
Experts say it’s likely space junk—and there’s plenty more where that came from.
"The more I unleash myself from the tethers of domestication, the happier I feel."
For decades, researchers have proposed that climate change and human-caused environmental destruction led to demographic collapse on Easter Island. That's probably false, according to new research.
If tourism is the lifeblood of the Peruvian economy, then Machu Picchu is the heart pumping that blood — in sickness and in health.
We got lucky with our evolutionary history.