From the smallest microbe to the largest mammal, Life Science explores the origins, evolution and expansion of life in all its forms. Explore a wide range of topics from biology to genetics and evolution.
Humans are a diverse lot. We can look distinctively different. But is that because of race or ethnicity?
Nearly every living cell is made of DNA, and every chromosome contains exactly one molecule of DNA. But not all cells are made of the same number of chromosomes.
Before the widespread use of DNA, establishing the paternity of a child was a tricky business. Ever heard of the oscillophore?
The flightless Aldabra rail lives exclusively on the Aldabra Atoll in Madagascar. But it appears to have descended from birds that soar.
Maybe. A study that wasn't even about kissing turned out to (sort of) give the answer.
Poison sumac is even more toxic than its cousins, poison ivy and poison oak, in its ability to cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
A new global report says 1 million species are at risk of extinction — the greatest number in human history.
While researchers can't say from this small study whether hairy men are inherently germier than the rest of the human race, the results are startling.
It's easy to equate "Caucasian" with "white." But that one word — Caucasian — touches on issues much deeper than skin color.
Does everyone have a double out there somewhere that they don't know about? Science says the odds are pretty slim.
This stunning sight is totally natural and totally cool.
Researchers from Penn State University College of Medicine suggest that a shared circuit in the brain could be one reason why heavy drinking and high-fat 'junk food' cravings go hand in hand.
Amanita phalloides is non-native to the North American continent, introduced to California from Europe, and rapidly spreading.
The study found no long-lasting differences in the DNA of the two Kelly brothers after one year space.
Scientists are banking frozen DNA in the hope of saving endangered animals in the future.
It's not just your imagination — people feel freer to bail out on others at the last minute than they used to. But why?
Surprisingly, sheep semen stored for 50 years produced perfectly healthy lambs.
Horseshoe crabs have blue blood that can detect toxins, a rare ability that's threatening their survival.
Ever had a "woulda, shoulda, coulda" feeling about something? It's called regret. What really triggers this emotion — and can we trust it?
Do you have copy of that '90s family movie "Shazaam" at your parents' house? Actually, you don't because it doesn't exist. But you may think you do. Here's why.
From solving a mystery to clearing up issues of paternity, exhuming a corpse can provide answers.
For years, speculation has surrounded the government's high security animal disease research center, which is slated to close in 2023.
ASMR has become a pop phenomenon and scientists are trying to figure out why some people love those tingling-inducing videos and others can't stand them.
Scientists started an experiment back in 2014 that will run for 500 years. The first results were recently published. So, what have they found so far?
Bezoars are concretions found in the stomachs of animals that were once believed to cure poisoning and plague.