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.
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Brainless, Footless Slime Molds Are Weirdly Intelligent and Mobile
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What Is the Oldest Tree in the World?
Snake Plant: A Great Plant for People Who Aren't Great With Plants
How Mangrove Forests Are Great for the Planet
Poop Sleuths: Why Researchers Are Tracking Coronavirus in Wastewater
How Bad Is Black Mold, Really?
The Bohr Model: Quickly Replaced But Never Forgotten
Ivory Poaching Led Only Female Elephants to Evolve Tuskless
The Proof Is in the Footprints: Humans Came to Americas Earlier Than Thought
Batesian Mimicry: How Copycats Protect Themselves
Scientists Have Finally Filled the 8 Percent Gap in the Human Genome
Scientists Can Suck Animal DNA Literally Out of Thin Air
What Is a Punnett Square?
Can Bionic Reading Make You Read Faster?
Why Do Certain Experiences Give Us Goosebumps?
Jamais Vu Is Not Déjà Vu. It's Quite the Opposite
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One of the weirdest organisms on Earth has a predictably quirky method of deciding where to go and what to do.
The question of exactly what is human consciousness and how it came to be in the human mind has raged forever between philosophers, religious scholars and scientists, but does the theory of the bicameral mind explain it?
By Robert Lamb
Do we owe the emergence of language and self-reflection to the ancient and sustained consumption of psilocybin mushrooms?
By Robert Lamb
Organisms not related to each other can develop similar physical attributes without even exchanging notes.
Niels Bohr proposed the model of the atom that we still learn in school today, even though it's technically incorrect.
This new form of sound therapy takes advantage of the fact that a different frequency in each ear yields a third frequency that can allegedly calm you down or improve your focus. Does it really work? Our writer tried it out.
By Alia Hoyt
Ever feel like others are out to get you, or that you're in danger even though there's no clear threat? Is this normal in today's crazy world or is paranoia creeping in?
Heuristics are rule-of-thumb strategies that help us shorten decision-making time and solve problems quickly and effortlessly.
Phrenology, the belief that you could determine personality from the shape of someone's skull, was so popular in the Victorian era that phrenology parlors sprang up all over Europe and America. But the trend was soon debunked.
Whether you're a procrastinator or a workaholic, you can improve your time management. How? With a timer, scheduled breaks and some serious discipline.
The Kobayashi Maru simulation puts future Starfleet commanders in a classic "no-win" scenario. It's so accurate, even the U.S. military uses the exercise to test the measure of a good leader.
By Mark Mancini
Cute little balls of moss, called glacier mice, have been known to move up to an inch a day, all at the same time, like a herd of mice, but how and why?
By Katie Carman
Commensalism is a form of cooperation among species in which one species benefits from another without the first one suffering any harm from the relationship.
Most people throughout the world are right-handed. So can they teach themselves to use their left hands, too and become ambidextrous?