Biology is a spectrum

Life on Earth is complex and irreducible

Can slime molds remember?

Unique signals may propagate through the slime mold's tendrils when they reach food

Which came first, the butt or the mouth? New research gives an answer

It's a chicken-and-the-egg question, but "which came first?" might not be the right way to think about it

Ocean mammals keep cancer at bay with tumor suppressing genes

Studying how whales and dolphins can evade cancer could help us suppress it in humans

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

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Ambitious gene editing needs an ambitious pair of scissors

Amit Choudhary speaks about being agnostic to scientific disciplines, and the power of CRISPR/Cas9

How does space travel affect astronaut's chromosomes?

Astronaut study reveals new intricacies of spaceflight radiation's stress on telomere length

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'Symbiosis/Dysbiosis' VR art installation will let you see, feel, hear the invisible

Tosca Terán and Sara Lisa Vogl speak with Massive about stimulating senses in their art

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Yes, you can put a price on nature. Doing so could stop environmental destruction

Gretchen C. Daily won the "Nobel Prize for the Environment" for her work on natural capital

Historical paintings can tell us how our food evolved

#ArtGenetics is a new project that aims to let us see through premodern artists' eyes

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What would it be like to grow up as the first mammoth-elephant hybrid?

Meet Greta, the loneliest creature in the world

Extreme microbes survive the desert by dissolving rocks with acid

"...the thought about the desert dehydrating the rocks was not correct. It was actually the microbes dehydrating the rock"