Mapping evolution

Mapping evolution

Research in salty ponds shows how one species of pupfish becomes three — in a few cases. More important, it shows why this did not More »

Genetics of the body snatchers!

Genetics of the body snatchers!

athogens can change the behavior of their hosts — and now we see that a single viral gene forces a caterpillar to climb a tree before More »

Enter the realm of the ants

close up of ant faces with revolutionary-themed background

In many environments, ants know the tricks of survival, even domination. Skeptical? Ask the fire ant. Ask the army ant. A series of More »

Genetic tests go mainstream

Genetic tests go mainstream

Companies are marketing genetic tests direct to consumers. Some tests can be lifesavers. But many tests return confusing results, More »

Celebrating Darwin and evolution

Celebrating Darwin and evolution

The theory of evolution is 150 years old, but forever young. We examine proofs for evolution, and four cool studies showing just how More »

Nobel goes to gene-knockouts

A technology that revolutionized medicine and genetics gets the big Nobelian Nod. Cancer. Heart disease. Obesity. Research into More »

Ants: My Family, Right or Wrong!

The Argentine ant invaded California 100 years ago, forming “super-colonies” that stretch hundreds of miles. Most ants attack nearby More »

GM Food + 10 Years: Safe to Eat?

More than 100 million hectares are planted each year. What do we know about food safety? How is GM food doing amid the explosion in More »

Growing Teeth in the Lab

Developmental biology meets dentistry as scientists grow human teeth in test tubes. All the latest on test-tube teeth. Sounds better More »