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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.
A new research method gives insight into the internal world of Australia’s most beloved marsupial
The human microbiome is overflowing with more genetic information than we thought
With habitat loss already threatening koalas, the disease could increase death and infertility rates
A museum illustrator creates art out of science.
Feline foamy virus is widespread in domestic cats, a new study finds, which could make them more susceptible to other viruses known to be deadly to domestic and wild cats
An unconventional journey leads a scientist to a new conservation tool: environmental DNA
Smugglers are illegally harvesting rare species of cactus in order to meet market demands
For members of the New York Mycological Society, all mushrooms are good — but some are better when left off your dinner plate
The first gene-edited babies have stirred ethical debate — as well as biological concern
Sex differences in male and female plants raise some big questions
They look gross — especially up close — but the humble roach has a lot to offer researchers developing better antibiotics, robots and even sustainable foods
Saber-toothed tigers, giant ground sloths, woolly rhinos and other ice age megafauna are all extinct now — but who or what is to blame remains a mystery
They don’t have dating apps, so birds find another way to find a mate