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.
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.
In a high-traffic city like Denver, a booming cannabis industry could make air quality even worse.
A new year is always a good time to set new goals. We've come up with five healthy changes that have been scientifically shown to improve your well-being.
A massive white oak in the hometown of the University of Georgia has many wondering whether a tree can even have legal rights — and about the future of the environmental and animal rights movements.
Researchers are studying the chemistry behind what makes cats go crazy for catnip. And whether or not the chemical compound could have medicinal benefits for treating diseases like cancer.
Could these incredible new organisms provide clues about how life might exist in other areas on Earth — or even on other planets?
Researchers are calling for a new "Noah's Ark" to store microbes that might one day be valuable.
The more we research our closest extinct human ancestor, the more we realize how similar we were. But could we have shared a joke?
You could call dopamine the most misunderstood neurochemical in the brain. It's allegedly the cause of people getting addicted to drugs, chocolate or video games. But what does really dopamine do?
A new study shows that mothers prefer daughters and fathers prefer sons, regardless of economic background, contradicting an earlier well-known hypothesis.
North Americans have been moving south for tens of thousands of years.
Superhuman powers are rare, but some do exist. But what if scientists used gene manipulation to create humans with super strength and abilities in the future — like super soldiers?
Machines can translate some of the biological functions of plants into synthesizer sounds. But are these synthesized translations the same thing as music?
Hundreds of crops in developing countries are relatively unknown in the developed world because they're often hard to grow or export. But scientists have found that CRISPR editing can speed up traditional plant breeding techniques.
How does a plant — incapable of waving its arms or screaming — attract attention and spread its seed? By evolving a powerful stink or an attractive color, of course.
New research suggests modern humans owe some of our genetic resistance against RNA viruses to our Neanderthal ancestors.
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July 13, 2020