“Proteins are built to a precision that would make human engineers blush—every atom is always in exactly the right position.”
$460 million will go toward developing vaccines that prevent outbreaks like Ebola from taking the world by surprise.
A project that tried to reproduce the results of 50 landmark papers turned into an arduous slog—and that’s a problem in itself.
A questionnaire from the president-elect’s transition team asked whether the extraordinarily successful PEPFAR had become a “massive, international entitlement program,” and whether it was worth the investment.
To coordinate their behavior, the microorganisms can transmit signals much like neurons.
They’re the only animals, besides short-finned pilot whales, that do so.
A group of newly discovered microbes, named after Norse gods, may belong to the lineage from which we evolved.
One of the most important machines in modern medicine can now be made with little more than paper, string, and tape.
Despite its dangers, the gene appears to protect the brain from parasites.
Scientists solved a longstanding mystery about the sweetness of nectar that likely applies to humans too.
Inspired by his childhood in Hawaii, he has protected more waters than any of his predecessors—even George W. Bush, who was no slouch.
The proposed regulation could be used to detain people without due process, or examine them without informed consent.
A new study suggests that half the world's fastest cats will be gone in 15 years—and that's being optimistic.
The oozing yellow organism has no neurons, but it can solve mazes, make decisions, and learn by merging together.
It’s not clear that the next administration is ready to deal with an outbreak of Ebola, flu, or other emerging diseases.
Arctic warming means more conflict between people and the giant predators.
DNA from a bacterium called Wolbachia seems to control whether pillbugs are male or female.
An elegy for one of evolution’s marvels
The secret food source of a seafood delicacy
In a completely new approach, scientists reduced a hallmark of the disease in mice by stimulating their neurons with flickering lights.