Anyone who’s tried to hold “tree pose” in yoga will appreciate just how difficult it is to stand on one foot for any length of time
Tom Frieden, head of the CDC from 2009 to 2017, told graduating medical students that we face challenges from pathogens and from politicans.
On the deep seafloor, the carcasses of the largest mammals give life to unique ecosystems
Scientists search for the mysterious cause, as millions of hatching bugs loudly buzz the night away
Mounting evidence from species as diverse as cats, dogs, giraffes and dolphins indicates that humans are not unique in grieving over the loss of loved ones
Diseases with these traits occur throughout the body
Canadian foundation says its field research could boost fisheries in Chile, but researchers doubt its motives
Our gorilla cousins sing as they supper
A look at the body of olfactory science shows people’s reputation for having a poor sense of smell is a myth
Cichlid fishes have undergone a mind-boggling degree of speciation. New research is revealing features of their genomes that primed them to diversify so spectacularly
Certain insects, and perhaps some vertebrates, lack permanent microbial residents in their intestines
Geneticists harness two mutations to improve on 10,000 years of tomato domestication
Ladybird beetle wings fold themselves into a tidy package after flight, and now scientists understand how it works.
Newly discovered genetic mutations are providing clues about how this disorder relentlessly destroys motor neurons and robs people of their mobility. The findings may lead to drug therapies for a condition that has long defied treatment
Two research teams cook up recipe to make long-sought cells in mice and people
Bumblebees sought out flowers with nicotine in their nectar, and the drug appeared to enhance the bees' memories. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Flora may be able to detect the sounds of flowing water or munching insects
Desperate farmers hope scientists can beat pathogen that is wrecking the US orange harvest
Conventional wisdom holds that the ability to recognize faces requires a complex mammalian brain. But some insects are quite adept at this task
A religiously inspired change in the European diet about a thousand years ago led to the development of the modern domesticated chicken.