This biochemist is determined to create a new life form by reversing the shape of molecules.
The milestone puts us one step closer to ending the organ shortage.
You can’t farm spiders — but putting spider genes into silkworms works even better.
Can AI and animals coexist? Philosopher Peter Singer gives us a nuanced take on the issue.
Every astrobiologist wants to find an alien. But the public should be skeptical when the "aliens" look like tiny humans.
The potential benefits of returning the thylacine to Australia make the project worth the effort.
With such a vast Universe and raw ingredients that seem to be everywhere, could it really be possible that humanity is truly alone?
They're not just watching you; they're also calculating.
When the UK bans the American Bully XL this year, it won't rely on science to identify them.
In an attempt to prove Christianity inferior to communism, a Soviet scientist hoped to play God.
Successful alpha leadership is more about caring and healing than dog-eat-dog supremacy.
Scientists have three theories.
Over a third are worried that vaccines can cause "canine autism."
To this day, one cult believes that Lemuria was real, and that its people left us the sacred wisdom to revive their advanced civilization.
"They decreased their drinking to the point that it was so low we didn’t record a blood-alcohol level."
Smarter building materials can control indoor temperatures without external power.
The structure is fully developed in humans, partially developed in chimps, and completely absent in Old World monkeys.
Metaphors like the Great Chain of Being can lead people to misunderstand evolution and humanity’s place in the web of life.
In polarized times, our shared cellular origin can unite us in solidarity and awe — from the embryonic scale to the grandest cosmic perspective.
If cocaine affects sharks at all, it does so as an anesthetic, not as a stimulant.
Lab-grown meat may work better as a complement to animal agriculture rather than a replacement of it.
Hybrid animals emerge when two different species from the same family reproduce. For many years, the kunga’s lineage was just another genetic mystery.
The space‑specific neurons in the owl’s specialized auditory brain can do advanced math.
Felicia had a job to do.
Quantum physics is starting to show up in unexpected places. Indeed, it is at work in animals, plants, and our own bodies.
For better and worse, the Columbian Exchange plugged the Americas into the global system — and there was no going back.