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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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What is a gene, and what is genetic engineering?

Genes and genetic engineering is one of the most fascinating areas of science. It is a field that is constantly changing and evolving. What exactly are genes and how does the science of genetic engineering work? Find out in this article.

What Are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)? Are They Safe?

Genetically modified organisms have been around for centuries, but the controversy is really about foods that have been modified in the lab. Should we be worried about eating them?

How does hemp work?

How does hemp work? What do rope and "organic clothes" and drugs have to do with each other?

How Many Senses Does a Human Being Have?

We've all heard of a "sixth sense" and extra-sensory perception. So how many ways can we actually sense the world around us?

How do Mexican jumping beans work?

A fair number of cartoons feature "Mexican jumping beans." For example, Speedy Gonzalez is trying to outwit a foe and uses Mexican jumping beans to escape. What I want to know is: Are Mexican jumping beans for r

What Are Frankincense and Myrrh?

If you've heard of frankincense and myrrh, it's probably because you're familiar with the biblical account of Jesus' birth. But have you ever wondered what exactly it was the three wise men gifted Christ?

How Laughter Works

In this article, we'll look at laughter -- what it is, what happens in our brains when we laugh, what makes us laugh and how it can make us healthier and happier. You'll also learn that there's a tremendous amount that no one understands yet.

How Sleep Works

Every animal sleeps -- some more than others -- but why they do it is a mystery to scientists. Is sleep more than just beauty rest? Could skimping on it kill you? And how much do you really need?

How Cells Work

The human body is composed of about 10 trillion cells. Everything from reproduction to infections to repairing a broken bone happens down at the cellular level. Find out all about cells.

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