Scientists isolate and synthesize two compounds that can fight common, and even drug-resistant, infections
By engineering mutations into fruit flies, scientists reconstructed how the bright orange butterflies came to tolerate milkweed toxins
Tiny insects called treehoppers produce very different mating songs at higher versus lower temperatures, but the intended recipient still finds the changed songs attractive.
Adult corals can reshuffle their symbiotic algae species to adapt to warming waters—and, it appears they can pass those adaptations on. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Gene transcription is one of life’s most fundamental processes. For the first time, researchers have viewed it in real time in a living cell.
To avoid stagnated growth and labor shortfalls, the U.S. must rethink its approach now
Facing the scourge of a parasitic Asian mite, commercial beekeepers are trying to breed a resistant strain—but other threats loom
This strong, all-natural material was used to make the first bulletproof vest more than a century ago—but scientists have barely begun to tap its potential
What can our genes tell us about which diet will work best for us?
“Ultraprocessed” foods seem to trigger neural signals that make us want more and more calories, unlike other foods in the Western diet
The startling discovery could open up avenues for treating some aggressive tumors
A zombie takeover is science fiction, right? Well, it turns out some zombies already exist in nature and “life” after brain death might not be so far-fetched
Meticulous work reveals the identity of sharks’ feathered prey
Though waterfowl and raptor populations have made recoveries, bird populations have declined since 1970 across nearly all habitats
In animal studies, a set of 42 genes involved in neural development, learning and memory, and cognition seems to be associated with monogamy
A U.K. study provides the best evidence yet that the way infants are born can alter their microbiome—but the health effects are unclear
The massive herbivores shape the environment for living creatures around them—including some of the smallest animals
Inactivating this protein in human cells and mice provided immunity to a range of viruses, but an effective treatment is still a long way off