IF FIELDWORK BE your folly, then specimens be your burden. Hiking, stooping, bottling, bagging, cataloging, and then lugging back to the laboratory is a time honored tradition dating back to the earliest days of microscope-endowed natural philosophy.
Researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) have grown a nearly complete human brain equivalent in size and structure to that of a five-week old fetus. Called a "brain organoid," it was bioengineered using adult human skin cells and is the most advanc
For the vast majority of our time on Earth, humans have been subject to the laws of natural selection like the rest of our planet's lifeforms. But recent history has yielded such a rapid-fire burst of genetic advances that it is now possible to mod
IT'S TOUGH TO watch taste buds in action--you can't clamp a microscope onto a subject's tongue. As a result, researchers typically study taste cells in a petri dish.
A species of jackal found throughout Eurasia and East Africa was once thought to be the same, but researchers just discovered they're actually two separate species. The new canine is known as the African golden wolf.
The incredible teamworking skills of ANTS: Leaders and lifters coordinate to navigate and move massive meals
Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals.
When I lived in Ecuador, I was warned about the pollen from the flower of a beautiful tree.
And a possible way to reverse it
Astronomers say features of comet landed on by spacecraft in November, such as black crust and icy lakes, suggest living micro-organisms beneath surface
Our planet's beauty and fragility can never be understated. So, scientists with a GoPro teamed up with some turtles to take the viewer on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef – the endangered paradise, as seen from the point of view of its inhabitant
A group of Russian scientists have discovered a new method of DNA repair which may be able to prevent and cure neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's and even stop the process of cell death.
The stand for the region of Liguria at the Milan 2015 Expo features a project as bizarre-sounding as it is intriguing: an attempt to grow crops underwater, inside air-filled biospheres. It's part of an effort that could prove a low-cost, low-energy s
NEW ANTIBIOTICS CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH
A rare look beneath the Southern California waves shows young great whites in action.
Today, worms have a wimpy look. Their survival on this earth among dangerous and attacking animals is always questioned because they don't have attacking ability or anything with which they can save themselves from attacking animals.
Considering that they're known for crawling through the sprawling subterranean networks of the world, it should come as no surprise that rats actually dream about the places they want to go.
Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working to create designer organisms that would have abilities to terraform the Red Planet into Earth.
Well-known Australian beach stinger causes panic when a single ones washes up on the New Jersey shore
Proof that a sixth is upon us lies in showing that current rates of extinction are above the 'background' rate prevailing in the previous five extinctions.
Long, long ago, in a time so far in the past it preceded the dinosaurs and the continents, lived a tiny creature named "grandfather turtle." It had many of the qualities of the turtles we know and love today: a boxy body, plodding legs, a long ne
In a first, the head of an ancient worm Hallucigenia, a species that baffled scientists for decades because of its complex shape, has been found after painstaking research.
The deep-sea crustacean, which lives near hydrothermal vents, is only the third species of yeti crab known to science.
Analytics tools and cloud platform to be used on genetics data
Modern humans and Neanderthals interbred in Europe, an analysis of 40,000-year-old DNA suggests.
The University of Texas at Austin (UT) have finally discovered the organic mechanism responsible for this in an animal.
In nature, there are numerous species that die immediately after reproducing, like the female octopus. Others, like the alligator, may not age at all. So what do they have in common?
How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly?
Jurassic Park saw dinosaurs brought back to life based on DNA preserved in the gut of a blood-sucking mosquito entombed in amber.
The amalgamation of man and machine will be the 'biggest evolution in biology' claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari