Chinese scientist He Jiankui edited the genes of two babies to be resistant to HIV, provoking outrage. Now, a new genetic analysis shows why this was reckless.
Our clever human hands may soon be outdone.
Synthetic biology is changing the way the planet works.
Despite the moniker, bedbugs evolved long before mattresses and even survived the K-T extinction.
If you thought your mother was pushy in her pursuit of grandchildren, wait until you learn about bonobo mothers.
Consciousness expert Michael Graziano on what, if anything, makes us uniquely human.
A DNA test promises to reveal your hidden history — but is it all smoke and mirrors?
Why I put my body through such grueling tests of endurance.
If you don't want to know anything about your death, consider this your spoiler warning.
People trust Mother Nature to keep us healthy, forgetting that evolution is brutal and uncaring.
Symbiosis is nature's "do unto others" rule, leading to organic harmony.
Surprising studies revealed why mothers affected the genetic pool more than fathers.
New research solves a long-standing puzzle.
A new study has identified 12 times as many viral populations as previous research.
By wiping out 1 million species, we are hastening our own extinction.
Here's why stars fade out — and so do we.
A study found how the "map" for the sense of touch develops in the brain.
One often-neglected result of climate change is ocean acidification. If this process continues, we may start to see fewer fish and more jellyfish.
Meet the anole, a fascinating lizard with remarkable powers of adaptation.
You can't do pure science independent of human experience.
Is consciousness just a showdown between your beliefs and perceptions?
Experts argue the jaws of an ancient European ape reveal a key human ancestor.
The new fossil offers insight into when whales returned to the oceans millions of years ago.
Big and strong? That's not what makes an alpha male, says primatolgist Frans de Waal.
Devil facial tumor disease, or DFTD, has cut the Tasmanian devil population by 90 percent. Now, some devils have evolved to resist the virulent cancer.
The ancient Egyptians worshiped cats as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
Primatologist Frans de Waal explains the primal instinct that unites humans and chimpanzees.
Can sensitive coral reefs survive another human generation?
We are destroying who they are.
‘Micro snails’ we scraped from sidewalk cracks help unlock details of ancient Earth’s biological evolution
Scientists discovered microbes that have lived on Earth for millions of years.