The nation wants to eradicate all invasive mammal predators by 2050. Gene-editing technology could help—or it could trigger an ecological disaster of global proportions.
... and its possible resurrection
In the 1980s, one young scientist solved the mystery of how animals without mouths and guts manage to feed themselves.
The infamous parasite’s methods are more complex and more sinister than anyone suspected.
The animals have evolved stealthy echolocation that moths can't hear.
Doctors took his stem cells, corrected a faulty mutation within them, and used them to replace 80 percent of his skin.
Visiting it is like going to a really macabre candy store—except instead of sweets, there are tapeworms.
If they’re right, it’s the most endangered great ape alive.
English is shaped by more than natural selection.
A new global study reveals the consequences of fragmenting the world’s woodlands.
Neuroimaging studies have traditionally scanned a thin and unrepresentative slice of humanity—but that’s changing.
A new study turns the history of MRSA on its head.
Large initiatives are underway to pinpoint the next big viral threats—but some virologists believe the task is too hard.
An open letter, signed by current and former members of the group, set off the latest round of complaints about its leadership.
A nonprofit is calling for the U.S. to redouble its commitment to helping developing countries prepare for new infectious diseases.
There’s good news and bad news.
In western Germany, populations of flying insects have fallen by around 80 percent in the last three decades.
Several blooms have a blue ring at the base of their petals that’s produced in a very unusual way.
Wolves dramatically outperform pooches at a task that requires them to work together.
With these microscopic organisms in their bodies, the insects can digest the indigestible.