They have bacteria in their cells, and smaller bacteria in those bacteria—and that’s not even the weirdest bit.
Our microbiomes winnowed when we swapped hunting and gathering for cities—and a few months in a zoo will do the same to a monkey.
A new analysis of Lucy’s bones suggests that she may have fallen to her death from a tall tree.
It’s always dehydrated, and it's not a great swimmer, but it can somehow cross oceans.
The parasite has devastated the whitefish population and is now threatening the trout.
A battle between an insect and a microbe led to one of the fastest evolutionary changes ever observed.
CRISPR, the powerful new gene-editing technique, has helped to solve a fishy mystery about how our fingers and toes evolved.
And what it could mean for the search for life on other worlds
Luke Dittrich discusses his account of “Patient H.M.”—and responds to his critics.
How scientists used nuclear explosions to date the longest-lived vertebrates in existence.
The insects use their stingers to tangle spider silk, just as people use felting needles on wool threads.
After 30 years of development, virus-beating insects are finally being deployed in megacities around the world.
Thousands of twerking insects move in unison to ward off predators and cool their colonies.
At least in North Carolina
Scientists finally worked out what killed a group of the creatures stranded for millennia on an island no bigger than Disney World.
A bacterial pill that tried to duplicate the benefits of a fecal transplant has failed a clinical trial. What does that mean for the microbiome field?
Two psychologists argue that while apes and monkeys can think about the minds of others, they lack one crucial ability that only humans have.
Want to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Try finding the chemicals that their natural competitors use.
By damaging lungs and bringing people together, fire may have turned a soil microbe into a global pathogen.
Certain gut bacteria have evolved in parallel with apes, so that their family tree perfectly mirrors our own.