Scientists will eventually be able to select tears by age and gender from the cryogenic repository
They may seem stationary to us, but corals are dynamic animals. In this film, researchers use time-lapse video to watch corals move along the ocean floor, unearth themselves when buried, and even attack each other for more real estate.“Lens of Time: Corals in Motion” was first published on bioGraphic and reproduced with permission. © 2016 California Academy of Sciences
By taking control of the thermoregulatory process, researchers are uncovering how mammals maintain body temperature
Badgers were far more frightened by the sounds of humans than by their traditional predators, such as bears or wolves.
Despite progress, genetic profiling of tumors has a long way to go
As we near the limits of human strength and speed, technology and culture keep moving the finish line
Record-breaking has slowed, but science could find new ways to make us keep getting stronger and faster
New insights into the biomechanics of sprinting could give athletes a leg up at the Olympics
Upending the belief that residents of ancient Central America did not practice animal husbandry, new evidence shows that people in Teotihuacán raised and bred rabbits and hares.
The feat, which radically altered Escherichia coli’s DNA, may be a big step forward for synthetic biology
These findings indicate that fat cells in obese people do something different than in healthy people
With technology and pharmaceuticals dominating our reality, how do we define “natural” human effort in sports? The author of bestseller The Sports Gene weighs in
We still have no idea how easy it is for life to arise—and it may be incredibly difficult
A deep-dive into a massive genetic database is helping researchers understand secrets about the fundamental biology that we all share
David Epstein talks about his 2013 bestseller The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance and his recent Scientific American article "Magic Blood and Carbon-Fiber Legs at the Brave New Olympics".
Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic and evolutionary processes.
Could the fungus-farming leaf-cutter ant take on an Olympic weightlifter?
Scientists study the stride of Olympic athlete Mike Rodgers
In neighborhoods where kids have an increased chance of exposure to toxic lead, pigeons also have higher blood lead levels—making the birds potential proxies for risk assessment.
A video captures the dark side of insect mind control