CRISPR, stem cells, and even cancer drugs are helping shape an AIDS-free future.
Over a third are worried that vaccines can cause "canine autism."
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 one experiment, the Viking landers added water to Martian soil samples. That might have been a very bad idea.
"The only options left were experimental approaches in clinical trials."
"Domesticated viral genes" may not be domesticated as scientists thought.
Embark on a journey through one of the most profound ecological transitions in the history of complex life.
A secret to a long, healthy life may lie in the diversity of gut viruses, which can supercharge bacterial metabolism and resist disease.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Striking differences in the composition of the gut microbiome suggest that fermented food could help those suffering from anorexia.
Rapamycin is potentially the most powerful anti-aging drug ever discovered. However, due to its unlucky history, few know of it.
To protect yourself, you need an antifungal rather than an amulet.
Ocean fertilization is extremely controversial, but if done correctly, it just might work.
The study was small and didn't include a placebo group, but there is reason to believe that the drugs really do work.
Beer's flavor begins to change as soon as it is packaged. Are cans or bottles better at preserving flavor?
Marburg virus, like its cousin Ebola, causes severe disease, with fatality rates ranging from 22% to 90%.
The road to intelligent life is a series of hard steps.
Gum disease begins in the mouth but spreads to the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is just one of several diseases linked to poor oral health.
We may have discovered alien life already but rejected the evidence too quickly because it seemed false at first glance.
Eat your beans.
Some microbes can withstand Earth's most inhospitable corners, hinting that life may be able to survive similarly extreme conditions on other worlds.
According to Peter Ward's "Medea hypothesis," photosynthesizing organisms regularly doom most life on Earth by over-consuming carbon dioxide.