Many tarantulas are one particular shade of vivid blue, and no one knows why.
CRISPR can finally tell us which human genes are essential—and which matter specifically to cancer cells.
Tardigrades are sponges for foreign genes. Does that explain why they are famously indestructible?
But what do they see?
It crunches hundreds of factors to make personalized plans for controlling blood sugar. Some people even get cake and cookies.
They’re turning them into incompetent pollinators, which is bad news for plants—and humans.
A study of seven countries shows that all children hate getting less than their peers, but only some hate getting more.
A new study involving beetles suggests they do.
Their confusing jargon is pushing people toward bad decisions.
Yesterday, I wrote about how salmon change the form of vitamin A in their eyes to give themselves infrared vision…
No matter what all the articles, books, and TED talks say, Oxytocin isn't a “hug hormone.”
The fish use an enzyme to turn their eyes into night-vision goggles, but that's nothing compared to what bullfrogs do.
They were supposed to help microbes digest oil, but ended up suppressing the oil-degrading species instead.
A creative solution for psychology’s replication problem
And why do these two hunter-gatherer groups have so many?
Immunotherapy doesn’t work for everyone, and a series of new studies might explain why.
Anne Hilborn’s Twitter feed captures nature, red in tooth and bumbling in claw.
A heated debate about the origins of snake and lizard venom is a reminder that science is always a work in progress.
Yours, the microbiologists
Why not deliver double the shock if you can do it with no extra effort?