Being mortal makes life so much sweeter.
If love is an addiction, your first love is the first dose.
Elephants mourn the dead, dolphins give names to each other, and insects can recognize faces. The animal world is much smarter than we think.
Pins and needles, anyone?
These animals to grow scalpel-sharp and precisely shaped tools that are resistant to breaking.
A recent study sheds light on the evolutionary history of rhinoceroses and their remarkably low levels of genetic diversity.
MIT researchers design glue that mimics the sticky substance barnacles use to cling to rocks.
These enormous centipedes are straight out of science fiction.
Sometimes, new combinations of preexisting things revolutionize life.
The risk of dying basically flattens after age 110.
While a squirrel's life may look simple to human observers – climb, eat, sleep, repeat – it involves finely tuned cognitive skills.
Three cutting-edge techniques – the gene-editing tool CRISPR, fluorescent proteins and optogenetics – were all inspired by nature.
The brain of an ancient bird offers clues to the survival of its modern-day relatives.
Scientists discover surviving viruses in 15,000-year-old glacier ice on the Tibetan Plateau in China.
A new study tested to what extent dogs can sense human deception.
Scientists do not know what is causing the overabundance of the gas.
Strange underwater icicles form in the Earth's coldest regions and freeze living organisms in place.
The oldest person in history lived to 122
When facing a predator, single cells sometimes unite to defend themselves, paving the way for more complex multicellular life forms to evolve.
The opening of jars, while impressive and often used to illustrate octopus intelligence, is not their most remarkable ability.
Are you getting a full 8 hours?
Humans could, in theory, one day use scaling laws to extend our lifespans.
Evolutionary success is not about the number of one's children, but one's grandchildren: the children need to survive and pass on their genes.
A team of biohackers is on a David-versus-Goliath mission to make insulin affordable to an increasing number of diabetics.
These distant cousins of starfish live on sea floors around the globe.
A new study reveals what caused most life on Earth to die out during the end-Permian extinction, also known as the Great Dying.
New research shines a light on the genetics of sudden cardiac deaths.
That's as fast as a bullet train in Japan.
A school lesson leads to more precise measurements of the extinct megalodon shark, one of the largest fish ever.
Is the physical universe independent from us, or is it created by our minds, as suggested by scientist Robert Lanza?