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.
Without even realizing it, we’ve actually become pretty god-like in our powers.
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.
Capsaicin is already used to treat nerve pain. Early research hints it could do more.
This biochemist is determined to create a new life form by reversing the shape of molecules.
With such a vast Universe and raw ingredients that seem to be everywhere, could it really be possible that humanity is truly alone?
The world is facing many crises, and we should look to natural interdependence and ancient wisdom as we explore science for solutions.
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.
Metaphors like the Great Chain of Being can lead people to misunderstand evolution and humanity’s place in the web of life.
Pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen are made with chemicals derived from oil. Scientists have shown how to make them from trees.
All biological systems are wildly disordered. Yet somehow, that disorder enables plant photosynthesis to be nearly 100% efficient.
Quantum physics is starting to show up in unexpected places. Indeed, it is at work in animals, plants, and our own bodies.
For better and worse, the Columbian Exchange plugged the Americas into the global system — and there was no going back.
It is generally ineffective, occasionally poisonous, and driving numerous species to the brink of extinction.
Plants at room temperature show properties we had only seen near absolute zero.
De-urbanized lifestyles can be aligned with basic Taoist principles — and remote workers are starting to feel the connection.
Eat your beans.
According to Peter Ward's "Medea hypothesis," photosynthesizing organisms regularly doom most life on Earth by over-consuming carbon dioxide.
Goodbye, Arabica? Learn to love Liberica.