Fast-breeding cephalopods exploit gaps left by extreme climate change and overfishing
The criminal justice system’s reliance on DNA evidence, often treated as infallible, carries significant risks
Study identifies the bigger, meaner species in the wild—and on a Miami porch
Remnants of a beer-making operation some 5,000 years old have been found in northern China.
Scientists would rather study good-looking species, according to a survey of their work
Evidence indicates that waves as tall as skyscrapers and thousands of kilometers wide once washed over the Red Planet.
A technique to stop children from inheriting mitochondrial diseases has the potential to backfire
Many red-colored birds have to convert yellow pigments in their food into the red pigments that make their feathers and beaks so brilliant.
Hundreds of intricate glass sculptures of marine invertebrates may be scientists’ best shot at discovering how ocean acidification threatens sea creatures
Hundreds of intricate sculptures of marine invertebrates may be scientists’ best shot at learning how ocean acidification threatens sea creatures
Two different antibiotic-resistant E. coli strains have a protective relationship in which each disables a different antibiotic, allowing both to thrive. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A court ruling paves the way for disease-containment measures, but the risk of spread to other regions and nations remains
Scientists spot mutations that could explain how giraffes became the world’s tallest living mammals
Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions—yet doctors are reluctant to use them
Synthetic polymerase is a small step along the way to mirrored life-forms
Recent fossil discoveries reveal that evolution began laying the groundwork for their rise to world domination long before the dinosaur-killing asteroid cleared the playing field
Justin Schmidt’s book chronicles—in excruciating detail—the stings he has collected to understand insect socialization
US government and private investors team up for proposed half-a-billion-dollar effort to study Earth's microbes
The hidden placenta connects a fetus to outside dangers—and scientists have found new ways to study it
High-speed cameras catch cartwheels, belly flops and incredibly sticky toes