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
Experts say the risks of a controversial procedure outweigh the benefits for twin newborns
With proteins that reversibly self-assemble into droplets, cells may control their metabolism—and harden themselves against harsh conditions
Long-ignored field attracts interest from companies trying to develop next-generation immune therapies
New study finds that canines are not exceptional in the animal world
The island nation’s lackadaisical approach to invasive species poses a significant threat to U.S. agriculture, scientists say
Taking a swig of red wine before eating Brussels sprouts appears to moderate Brussels sprouts' polarizing flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports
The drowsiness we experience after a hearty Thanksgiving meal is usually blamed on the amino acid tryptophan, which turkey supposedly has an extra helping of. Or does it? Scientific American editor Ferris Jabr investigates...
Freak heavy rainstorms in 2015 and 2017 wiped out many dry-adapted microbes in the Atacama Desert, useful info in the search for life off Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports.
“Campesinos” are driving the evolution of maize in North America
The single organism that is the Utah aspen grove known as Pando is on the decline due to herbivores wiping out its youngest tree outgrowths
The new service lets consumers contribute to medical research, but still poses privacy concerns
Looking to fire-adapted trees and animals could reduce the impacts of California’s deadly blazes