Organisms that don’t follow the herd may not be stragglers, but nature’s way of hedging its bets.
Microbes are turning up deep beneath the ocean floor, a sign that life might have fewer limits than scientists once thought.
Microbes in our gut are key to staying healthy, but scientists are coming to realize that isn’t the case for all animals.
Filtering out distractions might be more important for the brain than highlighting important information.
Cells that control an animal’s spatial awareness can reorient themselves to favor locations that are full of food.
The same neural system could map both the physical and conceptual worlds.
With the technology to add new bases to DNA, scientists now have to figure out if it’s possible to improve on nature’s genetic code.
New genetic evidence suggests our mysterious ancient cousins were more resilient—and more humanlike—than previously thought.
And why did it slow down?