Compounds from the Southeast Asian tree offer hope for a safer opioid alternative, but research could slow to a crawl as the DEA steps in
Carin Bondar talks about her new book Wild Sex, which covers the strange, surreal and sometimes scary sex lives of our animal cousins.
New research shows each molecule needed the other one
The genome-editing technology will be used for seed development
Experiments show the water bear’s resilience can be transferred to cultures of human cells
A lengthy public hearing this month may help decide thousands of patients’ health options
The branches of birch trees in Europe sagged by as much as four inches at night compared with daytime.
Ancient DNA could hold clues about the people on the 2,000-year-old vessel loaded with luxury goods. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 19, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.
A large-scale study of ancient feline DNA charts the domestication and global spread of house cats
It’s appealing to think that “all it takes is a lot of practice,” but the factors behind elite performance are more complicated than that
Two-thousand-year-old bones could yield first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim
A chromosomal rearrangement may cause one mosquito species to be lured to cows instead of humans for a blood meal. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The theory was first put forward more than 55 years ago
The microbiome of infants just after birth can have important health consequences later in life, researchers explain in a new book
This rare crow can select a tool and manipulate it to pry tasty treats from crevices in under a minute.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 14, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.
New gene-editing technology breakthroughs could help save native species from the blight of invaders—but at what risk?
By playing road noise where there was no road, researchers were able to gauge the effect of the noise on bird behavior without having to deal with the effect of the road itself.
Diana Wall has built a career on overturning assumptions about underground ecosystems. Now she is seeking to protect this endangered world
South America and central Africa lost the most wilderness in a decline since the 1990s that saw the planet's wild areas down by a tenth
Finding could alter conservation strategies for long-necked animals