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.
Embark on a journey through one of the most profound ecological transitions in the history of complex life.
Numerous videos online show that squid undergo a dramatic color-changing effect after being stunned or killed.
The intensely white coloration of the shrimp is a remarkable feat of bioengineering.
The first-of-its-kind approval could change how we think about gene-edited foods.
Billy was a local celebrity in the early 1900s. And he might have been a murderer.
Ocean fertilization is extremely controversial, but if done correctly, it just might work.
The puzzle of play The purpose of play — for children, monkeys, rats or meerkats — has proved surprisingly hard to pin down. Scientists continue to toss around ideas.
It's more than just a cute habit.
At least one of Earth's creatures is able to survive the vacuum of space.
Civil engineer Martin Lebek has a brilliant plan to redress the world’s phosphorus imbalance.
Could it be culture?