Scientists identify 22 genes associated with intelligence
Computer-security methods could help scientists identify disease-causing genes—while preserving patient privacy
Sometimes they find they are not as “white” as they’d hoped
Wax moth larvae can consume and degrade polyethylene at an impressive rate
Why the new science of sex & gender matters for everyone
A hot summer day makes the body work overtime
To avert a future famine, scientists are manipulating the complex conversation that plants have with microbes, pests and other elements of the phytobiome
Sea ice is drifting faster in the Arctic—which means polar bears need to walk farther to stay in their native range. Emily Schwing reports.
CRISPR has enabled researchers to inactivate viruses in donor animals that may sicken humans
The biologist and atheist, whose latest book was released this week, talks about the reliability of science, artificial intelligence, religion and the president
Western fence lizards are more spooked by red and gray shirts than they are by blue ones—perhaps because the males have blue bellies themselves. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New research suggests cold, Mars-like planets will, once warmed, skip over any Earth-like phase to Venus-like conditions
By pushing forensics to its limits, a courageous scientist is attempting to identify the badly decomposed remains of 700 people who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea
European regulators have approved two such treatments
Strange creatures known as “rangeomorphs” could help paleontologists understand the origins of animal life
US firm AquaBounty Technologies says that its transgenic fish has hit the market after a 25-year wait
New findings add a layer of complexity to how highly specialized animals colonized these unique environments
An epic bout of cold weather quickly altered a population of lizards—an example of natural selection in action. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The island country has a long history of unique efforts to battle nonnative flora and fauna
Plants illuminated by artificial lights see a drop in the number of insects that move pollen at night