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A recent study on roundworms identified the hormone responsible for burning fat, marking the latest discovery in a convoluted, century-long search
Climate change is pushing corals, and the biologists hoping to save them, to their limits.
Chimpanzee research was once done for the benefit of humans. Now, some researchers think it’s essential for saving the great apes.
What cheese caves have that your refrigerator doesn’t
Buckets in hand, ecologists scramble to save the threatened Santa Ana sucker
The startup SolveBio wants to be a one-stop shop for scientists trying to cope with data overload
A new fertility procedure, banned in the U.S., offers hope to couples with mitochondrial disease
The ubiquitous city pigeon may not deserve its bad reputation
The remarkable leafcutter ant is spurring some wild ideas about agriculture, medicine and the nature of ecosystems
DNA barcoding helps hunt down criminals trafficking illegal wildlife products
The trendy food label doesn’t mean what you think it does
Finding the science hidden in fantasy novels
Behind the scenes, Rebecca Meah builds models of dinosaurs and other animals for museum exhibitions
Molecular anthropologist Todd Disotell balances research with outreach using his sense of humor
The art and science of identifying famous people from the past