A group of fishermen accidentally discovered the world's first two-headed porpoise, but tossed it back into the sea for fear of getting into trouble.
It was warm and wet right around the time life got its start on Earth.
It's not hyperbolic to say that the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique has been a revolutionary breakthrough, allowing scientists the ability to quickly, easily and precisely edit sections of DNA.
The 'chicken and egg' of evolution.
Tony Wyss-Coray studies the impact of aging on the human body and brain. In this eye-opening talk, he shares new research from his Stanford lab and other teams which shows that a solution for some of the less great aspects of old age might actually l
PREFACE. This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO.
Last May a seemingly commonplace meeting kicked off a firestorm of controversy. More than 100 experts in genetics and bioengineering convened at Harvard Medical School for a meeting that was closed to the public -- attendees were asked not to contac
The story of an amazing discovery.
The role of cannabis in early religious texts to the botanical renaissance of the Victorian age.
Hydrothermal activity on the moon's sea floor could have the right stuff for microbes to thrive
Life from below the Mariana Trench.
Experts say findings are 'astounding' and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming
Fifty years from now, today's humans will be obsolete, historian Yuval Harari says
Scientists have discovered the secret of how memories are made - the brain makes two copies of every event, in a discovery they described as "beautiful".
In the second half of the 20th century, the mass use of fertilizer was part of an agricultural boom called the "green revolution" that was largely credited with averting a global food crisis.
Breast milk grows babies' bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease -- why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother's milk?
Critical step in cellular repair of damaged DNA identified which could be big for reversing aging and human trials will start within six months
Things just got complicated.
Our brains are basically electrochemical computers, so using electricity to manipulate their function is a well-proven technique.
As more and more increasingly outrageous headlines begin to gain notoriety among the general public...
"It was a pleasant surprise to see that potatoes we've bred to tolerate abiotic stress were able to produce tubers in this soil," researcher Julio Valdivia-Silva said.
A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than previously revealed.
Artificial human life could soon be grown from scratch in the lab, after scientists successfully created a mammal embryo using only stem cells.
We're not done with anatomy.
According to researchers at the University of Minnesota (UM), over 60 percent of the hearts and lungs donated for transplantation every year need to be disposed of because they can't be stored on ice for longer than four hours.
A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering gene therapy treatment. The world-first procedure at Necker Children's Hospital in Paris offers hope to millions of people with the blood disorder.
Man's best friend has been shown to react negatively to selfish people in a series of experiments in Japan
Scientist leading 'de-extinction' effort says Harvard team could create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo in two years