Blood relations may be the key factor for mole rats, meerkats and others. But how do humans fit in?
Foods high in both carbs and fats tickle the brain’s reward circuits more so than snacks that showcase just one or the other. Karen Hopkin reports.
Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?
Drone bees don’t have fathers, but they still have family. Chromosomes are the key to understanding the buzz around a bee’s parents.
Scientists are now testing whether the fungi have any pharmaceutical potential
The complexity of the winged mammals’ vocalizations offer clues to the singers’ size and strength
The findings suggest the pathogen’s ancestor is almost 1,000 years older than previously thought
A smelly science project from Science Buddies
A rise in global temperatures may be making all kinds of creatures smaller—a trend with worrisome implications
Some 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, the diversity of Y chromosomes plummeted. A new analysis suggests clan warfare may have been the cause. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Coral skeletons have recorded changes in the ocean environment over thousands of years
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Humans and other primates often reciprocate good deeds. A new study suggests a nonprimate, the dwarf mongoose, does so, too, even after a delay. Christopher Intagliata reports.
During extreme heat waves, a species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water and taking advantage of evaporative cooling. Other trees may do the same.
Untangling the origins of organisms will require experiments at the tiniest scales and observations at the vastest
Sea lions and fur seals in Uruguay have become a tourist attraction—but the animals have become less, not more, accepting of humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Genetic data could lead to more personalized, meaningful education, but only if parents, teachers and policymakers understand genetics well enough to correctly use the information
Pediatric cardiologist Ismée Williams discusses her young adult novel, Water in May, about a teenage girl whose newborn has a life-threatening heart condition.
Edinburgh University paleontologist Steve Brusatte talks about his May 2018 Scientific American article, "The Unlikely Triumph of the Dinosaurs," and his new book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World.
Technology developed for urban crimes can help localize blasts that destroy coral reefs