HISTORY WILL NOTE that the guy who discovered liquid water on Mars was an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, a 20-year-old who played guitar in a death-metal band and worked in a planetary science lab.
BEES SHOW OFF THEIR PERSONALITIES WITH THEIR WILLINGNESS TO EXPLORE
Learning about the genetic markers stored in your DNA can be an illuminating experience, even a life-altering one.
Antibiotic made by nose microbes kills MRSA, say researchers, amid hopes that more weapons in the fight against drug resistance might be found in the body
Researchers discover band gaps in spider silk
There may be a way to trap bed bugs using their own pheromones
"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery -- trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated
Chances are good that you don't give cilia much thought on a daily basis, but the tiny hairs play a key role in our bodies, doing everything from clearing out unwelcome particles from our airways to helping us reproduce.
A team of scientists including Harvard University geneticist George Church and Jef D. Boeke, the founding director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at New York University's Langone Medical Center, have announced a 10-year plan to create a synt
Two Israeli companies say they used a specialized 3-D printer to create an environment in which stem cells could grow into a specific tissue.
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said.
At Harvard Medical School in Boston, 150 hand-picked scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs gathered last week - in private - to discuss how to create a genome, potentially even a human one, from scratch in a lab.
A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal.
The first major debate over genetically modified organisms, in the late 1980s, was not over tomatoes, salmon, or corn, but instead a type of bacteria that can raise the freezing point of water.
CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever.
Biologists at Indiana University believe we may have only discovered a mere thousandth of a percent of the species on our planet.
All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.
Prematurely born lambs kept alive in artificial external placenta - human babies could be next
If this is in fact a prion, it would be the first ever found in a plant
When it comes to relationships, there's no perfect formula to tell if that certain someone is Mr. or Ms. Right, until now.
They may be responsible for creating clouds and rain
For something that happens as regularly as falling asleep, neuroscientists know remarkably little about how it works. One minute you're awake and the next minute you're flying through the city fighting a giant lizard that vaguely resembles your m
Call it an "ego", a "self" or just an "I" - it's the idea that our thoughts and feelings are our own, and no one else has access to them in the same way.
Animals that regrow body parts like zebrafish and newts certainly function very differently to the way humans do, but we might one day be able to borrow some of these traits.
A SIMILAR TECHNIQUE MIGHT HELP RESTORE HUMAN FERTILITY
Adult newts are the envy of the animal kingdom when it comes to replacing missing tissue. Amputated legs, arms or tails, there's hardly repair job too big for this animal's remarkable regenerative abilities.
NASA's extensive web of satellites has been used for everything from spotting shipwrecks to helping farmers combat draught, but a new project has turned them towards something a little different yet - analyzing deer populations.
When you want to get together with friends or family, chances are you employ a motor. That is to say, you likely get into a car or on some form of public transport to arrive at a meeting point. Bacteria really aren't very different.
If we hope to one day leave Earth and explore the universe, our bodies are going to have to get a lot better at surviving the harsh conditions of space.
Peel away the layers of a house--the plastered walls, the slate roof, the hardwood floors--and you're left with a frame, the skeletal form that makes up the core of any structure. Can we do the same with life?