Researchers taught two dozen wild sparrows new songs, by playing them the recordings of sparrows that live thousands of miles away. Jason G. Goldman reports.
By caring for their sick and injured, Neandertals were able to expand into more dangerous environments and pursue more deadly prey. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Scientific American Assistant News Editor Tanya Lewis and Collections Editor Andrea Gawrylewski host a new podcast that takes a deeper look at short articles from the Advances news section of the magazine.
The Breakthrough awards, each worth U.S. $3 million, honor advances in the life sciences, physics and mathematics
Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year's solar eclipse—perhaps because they were tricked into night mode. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A twilight activity from Science Buddies
Gene editing and stem cell research have allowed for alternative rodent reproduction
Baby giraffes inherit aspects of their mothers' patterning—which could give them a survival advantage if good camouflage runs in the family. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Twice a year, thousands of pronghorn antelope and mule deer migrate through Wyoming, and newly built highway crossings are sparing the lives of animals—and motorists. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The first animal genus defined purely by genetic characters represents a new era for the sorting and naming of animals
The bittering agents called hops have enzymes that chew up starch and unleash more fermentable sugar—which can boost alcohol and CO2 in the finished brew. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using evolutionary principles to create highly efficient enzymes and antibodies, with numerous practical applications.
Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter share the 2018 chemistry Nobel for developing evolutionary-based techniques that lead to the creation of new chemical entities with useful properties.
Tropical African birds have greater immunity to certain pathogens than northern or migratory ones
James P. Allison and and Tasuku Honjo shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of inhibition of negative immune regulation, the basis of new drugs against cancer.
Two men are recognized for basic research that unleashed the immune system against cancer, becoming a new pillar of therapy
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo share the Nobel Prize for their work on harnessing the cancer patient's own immune system to destroy tumors.
Christine Blasey Ford's professional expertise came into play during her testimony regarding the Supreme Court nomination.
Researchers begin to explore the unique cloud of airborne microbes and chemicals that surrounds each of us
Farm animals raised in hotter conditions do not generate as much protein, which could make pork more expensive