We don’t yet know if these strange “obelisks” are helpful or harmful.
The discovery suggests that the "Boring Billion" period of evolution on Earth wasn't so boring after all.
The new electrically conductive substrate could be the future of hydroponic farming.
The first-of-its-kind map, which goes all the way down to the level of a single cell, could help prevent common birth defects.
Without even realizing it, we’ve actually become pretty god-like in our powers.
Lab experiments showed Caribbean box jellyfish are quick studies of their environment.
Pugs are funny and cute, but that is because we have bred them intentionally to have debilitating genetic mutations. Is that ethical?
The problem with carnivores turned omnivores.
Scientists agree that eons ago, a bacterium took up residence inside another cell and became its powerhouse, the mitochondrion. But there are competing theories about the birth of other organelles such as the nucleus and endoplasmic reticulum.
This biochemist is determined to create a new life form by reversing the shape of molecules.
Every astrobiologist wants to find an alien. But the public should be skeptical when the "aliens" look like tiny humans.
The potential benefits of returning the thylacine to Australia make the project worth the effort.
They're not just watching you; they're also calculating.
AI is helping us replace petrochemicals with natural enzymes.
The technology could yield "made-to-order resistance genes" to protect crops against pathogens and pests.
Researchers estimate there may be as many as ten million trillion trillion phages on Earth — that's 10 with 30 zeros after it.
Metaphors like the Great Chain of Being can lead people to misunderstand evolution and humanity’s place in the web of life.
In polarized times, our shared cellular origin can unite us in solidarity and awe — from the embryonic scale to the grandest cosmic perspective.
From the laying out of the body plan to the organization and functioning of our nervous system, cells rule gene expression and make us who and what we are.
If cocaine affects sharks at all, it does so as an anesthetic, not as a stimulant.
The space‑specific neurons in the owl’s specialized auditory brain can do advanced math.
Quantum physics is starting to show up in unexpected places. Indeed, it is at work in animals, plants, and our own bodies.