The butyrate produced by your gut bugs is good for your health

Gut bacteria make butyrate when they break down resistant starches. But the science of how you can boost it is proving to be personal

Meet Gerty Cori, the Nobel-winning biochemist who uncovered how the body stores and consumes sugars

Cori's work determined glycogen storage "disease" had several subtypes, each with a unique molecular cause

Scientists recreated ancient Earth's ocean hell to figure out how life began

The experiment also suggests that extraterrestrial life could also emerge on Mars, Europa, and Enceladus

Scientists recreated a key step for the origin of life at hydrothermal vents

Simulating alkaline environments from 3 billion years ago showed formation of precursor cells is possible

Fights are good for science. Just ask Elizabeth Nolan or Louis Pasteur

Disagreements over Nolan's findings on slowing down bacteria are just part of a healthy scientific process

Gamers are one-upping nature and computers by designing whole new proteins

Building elaborate structures from scratch is difficult for computers, but in the hands of a gamer...

Stopping to smell the roses? You're inhaling flower farts

Flowers use little protein motors to expel their fragrances

Meet the first Black woman to earn a PhD in chemistry

Marie Maynard Daly worked at a time when our understanding of DNA was changing in big ways