From improving vaccines to modifying crops to solving crimes, DNA technology has transformed our world. Now, for the first time in history, anyone can experiment with DNA at home, in their kitchen, using a device smaller than a shoebox.
The future of test tube babies is one step closer to being motherless
"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.
Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg.
This time-lapse is one of the most compelling--and unsettling--visualizations of evolution we've ever seen.
Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".
If you're new to marijuana, shopping at a dispensary can be an overwhelming experience.
The bacterium behind the infamous Black Death plague recently resurfaced: Last year, a small outbreak killed several people in Colorado, and a larger pandemic on the island nation of Madagascar claimed the lives of at least 40 people in 2014.
A team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) has found a simple but effective way of encouraging stem cells to regenerate bone tissue.
You've probably heard by now that bees are mysteriously dying.
Biology, as human biologists will confess on bad days, is often just about moving tiny amounts of liquid around.
The "molecular scissors" are helping scientists to edit DNA
Photographer Brian Skerry shoots life above and below the waves -- as he puts it, both the horror and the magic of the ocean. Sharing amazing, intimate shots of undersea creatures, he shows how powerful images can help make change.
While a real-life Jurassic Park may not be opening any time soon, bringing back more recently-extinct species, like the woolly mammoth or the dodo, is a distinct possibility.