To find out, scientists collected poop from thousands of people—but they ended up with more questions than answers.
A biotech company is building devices that will allow people to decipher genes in remote jungles, at sea, or even in space—and they say they’re just getting started.
By amassing a huge library of leaf images, scientists are training computers to diagnose the diseases that threaten our food supply.
Is it because half our brain is staying up to keep watch?
Huge monitor lizards have invaded the state, and the rest of the U.S. is one unlucky boatload away.
For at least 40 million years before that pesky asteroid, the dinosaurs were losing species faster than they could replace them.
A new study shows that trees of different species can exchange large amounts of carbon via the fungal internet that connects their roots.
The system decodes his brain activity and uses it to control his arm muscles, bypassing his injured spine.
We know certain branches exist, but we have never seen the organisms that perch there.
Or do they?
Or: Why it’s easy to fall for a magic trick, even when you know how it works
A new study redeems a remarkably successful canvassing approach that was rocked by scientific fraud last year.
Zika and Ebola get all the headlines, but pathogens that threaten livestock and crops could be even more dangerous for humans.
A disease called primary progressive aphasia gradually robs people of their language skills while leaving their minds intact.
A new way for the field to address its replication crisis.
Please make it stop.
The National Science Foundation has paused a grant scheme that keeps biological collections afloat, and scientists are mad.
Scientists have created a bacterium with a minimal, life-sustaining genome, but they don’t know what a third of its genes do.
And eventually, they might be able to intervene.
Because everything is awful.