New evidence suggests that corals once sought refuge from warming waters by migrating
Researchers aiming to lower the cost of mealworms were able to double the worms' size, but the larger larvae had fewer eggs and weaker offspring. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Amid a controversy over gene-edited babies, leading researchers want to call a halt and install a global governance process
Medical researcher Steffanie Strathdee needed to save the life of her husband, researcher Tom Patterson, when he contracted one of the world's worst infections. She turned to phage therapy: using a virus to kill the bacteria...
Gargantuan studies show links between sleep difficulties and cardiovascular and psychiatric illnesses
Weekday sleep deprivation with weekend make-up sleeping seems to be worse for blood sugar control than even chronic sleep deprivation alone.
Thyroid hormone, which helps warm-blooded animals regulate body temperature, also appears to put a halt on heart regeneration. Christopher Intagliata reports.
By analyzing nearly 2.5 billion Wikipedia page views, researchers found species searches reflect seasonal animal migrations and plant blooming. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Greenland to Palau, including one on the discovery of a trove of mummified cats in Egypt.
Microbes that have never been studied in the lab make up the vast majority of such life-forms outside the human body
Even the appendix and tonsils are less expendable than we thought
New discoveries on ancient loops in DNA offer clues into gene regulation
A spate of new observations of grief in animals hints at why some species mourn and others do not
Excavations of stone tools left behind by nonhuman primates are illuminating the origins of technological innovation
Biologists have taken the genes that produce cannabinoids in weed and plugged them into yeast, making rare and novel compounds more accessible. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A tasteful science activity from Science Buddies
Grandmothers can enhance the survival of grandchildren. That is, unless grandma’s too old or lives too far away. Karen Hopkin reports.
Synthetic DNA seems to behave like the natural variety, suggesting a broader swathe of chemicals could support life than the four that evolved on Earth
Biology at the center of last year’s contentious gene-edited twins result may hold other benefits for brain injury
Eradicating harmful species may have unintended consequences