A housefly relative appears to be key to the reproductive success of a hardy tundra shrub. But the insect is threatened by the warming climate. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Alcohol intake boosts the risk of liver, breast and colon cancers—but seems to reduce it for kidney cancer
The controversial requirement would require 3.5 million people to submit samples to a new government database
These winged pollinators appear to have emotions, but it’s an open question whether they subjectively experience feelings
Analyzing how stories change in the retelling down through the generations sheds light on the history of human migration going as far back as the Paleolithic period
A protein from microscopic creatures called tardigrades keeps their DNA protected—and could someday shield humans from radiation.
Questions surround report of baby created using controversial mitochondrial replacement technique
Compounds from the Southeast Asian tree offer hope for a safer opioid alternative, but research could slow to a crawl as the DEA steps in
Carin Bondar talks about her new book Wild Sex, which covers the strange, surreal and sometimes scary sex lives of our animal cousins.
New research shows each molecule needed the other one
The genome-editing technology will be used for seed development
Experiments show the water bear’s resilience can be transferred to cultures of human cells
A lengthy public hearing this month may help decide thousands of patients’ health options
The branches of birch trees in Europe sagged by as much as four inches at night compared with daytime.
Ancient DNA could hold clues about the people on the 2,000-year-old vessel loaded with luxury goods.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 19, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.
A large-scale study of ancient feline DNA charts the domestication and global spread of house cats
It’s appealing to think that “all it takes is a lot of practice,” but the factors behind elite performance are more complicated than that
Two-thousand-year-old bones could yield first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim
A chromosomal rearrangement may cause one mosquito species to be lured to cows instead of humans for a blood meal. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The theory was first put forward more than 55 years ago