Moving away from meat would reduce fertilizer use, cropland and carbon dioxide emissions. Yet it alone will not save the planet
Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor discusses her experience in microgravity and doing biological experiments in space
A surprising study overturns a common assumption
By killing off many of New Zealand’s endemic birds, humans destroyed 50 million years’ worth of evolutionary history. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Nearly half of bacteria gathered in public settings around the city were resistant to two or more commonly used antibiotics, such as penicillin and erythromycin. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Mating is risky business for black widow males—so they hitchhike on the silk threads left by competitors to more quickly find a mate. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The bacteria are not a major threat, but they could transfer their resistance to more dangerous pathogens
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Guatemala to Australia, including one about the first recorded tornado in Nepal.
Photographs snapped by safari tourists are a surprisingly accurate way to assess populations of African carnivores. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Computer modeling revealed that insects with a celestial compass can likely determine direction down to just a couple degrees of error. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The egg-bound developing animals are more attuned to the outside world than previously thought
Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the Ophiocordyceps fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...
A proof-of-concept study got transgenic tobacco plants to make a useful enzyme in their chloroplasts, not nuclei, minimizing chances for transfer to other organisms.
A large, correlation-based study identifies eight genome regions associated with the eating disorder
Life’s information-storage system is being adapted to handle massive amounts of information
A pharmaceutical probability project from Science Buddies
Advanced solvents and enzymes are transforming woody wastes into better biodegradable plastics
As a boy, George P. Smith was fascinated by reptiles. In this interview with Scientific American , Smith talks about how his scientific interest changed from reptiles to molecular biology—and led to his Nobel Prize-winning work using evolutionary principles to develop systems that make it possible to create entirely new kinds of pharmaceuticals...
Swedish designer Jan Klingler has garnered attention for his stunning lighting featuring bacteria
Biologists are building an organism that can shrug off any virus on the planet. Impervious human cells may be next