Starting December 16, ocean scientists will live-tweet the BBC documentary series Blue Planet II, available via Netflix.
Viruses use bacteria’s chemical language to time their destruction; this might lead to new ways to fight infections
Millions of years from now, the geologic record of the "Anthropocene" will be littered with plastics, yes, but also chicken bones. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Ichthyosaurs had traits in common with turtles and modern marine mammals, like blubber and countershading camouflage. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The gene targeted for its role in HIV is linked to increased severity of other infectious diseases—and has implications for learning in mice
When trouble lurks, juvenile aphids drop off of the plants they're eating and hitch a ride on bigger aphid escapees.
The exceedingly strange story of learning, memory and the “Arc” gene
Researchers across New England and Canada scramble to protect the iconic species from growing parasite populations
The Trump administration is shrinking Utah's desert monuments, stripping some federal protections for wild pollinators. Christopher Intagliata reports.
An estimate of dog intelligence requires looking at non-dogs as well to understand what's special to canines and what is just typical of the taxonomic groups they're in.
But microbes living on canvases may also help preserve irreplaceable works of art
The cross-species heart procedure brings human trials into view
Warmer temperatures and rising CO2 can also ramp up some fungal toxins and allergens
The new technology can identify proteins that distinguish healthy cells from diseased ones
One common activity on Star Trek was to boldly get busy
The specimens, which went unstudied for nearly seven decades, show adaptations to high elevation
Engineered bacteria produce silk-like fibers that are as strong as natural ones
Cephalopods on the recreational drug behave much like humans do, even touching and hugging their peers
In the last few decades blue whale calls have been getting lower in pitch—and a rebound in their numbers may be the reason. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Evolution made insect ears many times over, resulting in a dazzling variety of forms found in spots all over the body