Evon Hekkala has changed our understanding of African crocodiles, thanks to the emergence of ancient DNA research
Cultured meat promises to be better for animals, public health and the planet. Will we eat it?
Baleen whales have a unique, previously unknown organ for swallowing massive amounts of prey-filled water
Poop preserved in ancient salt mines show evidence of surprising dietary habits and the shift to the modern gut microbiome
Researchers already know how to clone human embryos. Bringing those embryos to term is another problem entirely
DNA barcoding could eventually help improve dangerous conditions for cocoa growers
Chloroplast-stealing sea slugs straddle the line between plant and animal, holding promise for green energy sources.
Scientists are recruiting phages, bacteria’s natural predators, as the antibiotic resistance crisis worsens.
Under pandemic lockdown, those lucky enough to stay home got a taste of pets’ confinement
Researchers made a CRISPR gene editor that can be controlled with blue light
Backpack-wearing locusts may one day be bomb-sniffing heroes
The discovery of organisms that are new to science has historically required years of field work, but species could become something we create instead of find
You’ve heard of the fly on the wall, but what about the crow in the city?
A new method to stitch together DNA can assemble a virus genome in one day
Some philosophers argue that consciousness pervades the universe. But not everyone is convinced.
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