Biology

Tech

Climate Change Breaks Plant Immune Systems. Can They Be Rebooted?

Much of this work has been done on the hardy arabidopsis—“the lab rat of plants,” as He puts it. There…

Read More »
Tech

Scientists Are Trying to Grow Crops in the Dark

We have a lot to thank photosynthesis for. Our entire existence, for a start. About 3 billion years ago, a…

Read More »
Health

Missouri lawmaker resigns from House after fraud conviction

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Missouri legislator has resigned her seat after being convicted of falsely claiming she was giving patients…

Read More »
Tech

What Polar Bear Genomes May Reveal About Life in a Low-Ice Arctic

Shapiro’s Nature Ecology study also focused on what may have happened to other polar bear genomes during periods of low…

Read More »
Tech

What the DNA of Ancient Humans Reveals About Pandemics

After Hunt’s unusual flight home, Shanidar Z made it safely to the University of Cambridge for digital scanning and will…

Read More »
Tech

How the Sugars In Spit Tame the Body’s Unruly Fungi

Katharina Ribbeck’s lab collects mucus—the often gooey substance present in places like the mouth, gut, reproductive tract, and intestines. While…

Read More »
Health

Newly documented polar bear population lives in a surprising place | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more.…

Read More »
Science

A $100 genome? New DNA sequencers could be a ‘game changer’ for biology, medicine

For DNA sequencing, this “is the year of the big shake-up,” says Michael Snyder, a systems biologist at Stanford University.…

Read More »
Tech

The Sexist Pseudoscience at the Heart of Biology

For years, studying zoology made me feel like a sad misfit. Not because I loved spiders, enjoyed cutting up dead…

Read More »
Tech

Reshuffled Rivers Bolster the Amazon’s Hyper-Biodiversity

From the window of a passenger plane flying over the Amazon, the view is breathtaking. “It’s just miles across of…

Read More »
Back to top button
Close