Researchers are discovering just how easily both blind and sighted people can be trained to echolocate.
The more difficult the task, the less likely they will be generous.
The bigger the tree, the greater the diversity of ant species that call it home
Scientists are looking at the genetic profiles of families with a history of a rare syndrome that affects follicle structure.
Many viruses thrive by blocking cells’ internal messages, but one particularly crippling infection can actually change these messages’ content.
The geological wonders could be at risk.
Computational tools have the ability to analyze books’ emotional arcs, but it’s unclear what they can really find out about literature.
How researchers found a mate for a rare mollusc
A 17-years-long study reveals how the complex relationships between a cell’s genes allow it to function.
If you’re a spider, that is.
A thin, microscopic membrane that surrounds the tiny crustaceans’ feces seems to be their trick to munching on men-of-war and venomous jellies.
The secret is in their stems.
The virus may rely on particular receptors to infect neural stem cells—but scientists still have more questions than answers.
The brain plays a strange trick in low light—and when people take Viagra.
The code that makes cells is more complex than it once seemed.
Scientists are trying to tweak a well-known model of ecological change to account for environmental fluctuations.
Questions and answers with Gever Tulley, co-author of Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)
An interview with the author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story on the origins and uses of plastic—and how it abuses us
Some medical debates are as old as the Scientific Revolution. An interview with the author of Blood Work.
"Worrying is always bad for your health." Wrong. A study lasting for more than 80 years debunks conventional wisdom.