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Human Gene Gives Mice Extraordinary Abilities

Human Gene Gives Mice Extraordinary Abilities

Jacqueline Howard  09.17.2014
It's a bit like the 1990s cartoon series "Pinky and the Brain," only the genius mice in this story aren't make-believe. An international...
Man-Made Evolution Is Happening -- It's Time to Control It

Man-Made Evolution Is Happening -- It's Time to Control It

09.13.2014
Evolutionary biologists have news for anyone accustomed to thinking of evolution as a long-term proposition: Evolution also takes place...
Ancient Earth's 'Deep History' Gets Major Rewrite

Ancient Earth's 'Deep History' Gets Major Rewrite

David Freeman  09. 8.2014
It may be time to rewrite geology textbooks. Geologists say they've found evidence that oxygen-producing life existed on Earth some 3.02...
Scientists Find Surprising Link Between Handsomeness, Semen Quality

Scientists Find Surprising Link Between Handsomeness, Semen Quality

David Freeman  09. 8.2014
Sure, he looks good. But how about his sperm? That might not be such a ridiculous-sounding question, now that a new study has identified...
You'll Never Believe Where This Little Guy Lives

You'll Never Believe Where This Little Guy Lives

Jacqueline Howard  09. 2.2014
Talk about creepy! You may think your morning shower did its job, but odds are a bunch of microscopic mites are crawling on your face and...

'What If? - A Review of Randall Munroe's New Book

08.31.2014
One night, years ago, when I was complaining at dinner, one of my sons wordlessly got up from the table, walked out of the room, and a...
This Little Guy May Have The World's Oldest Muscles

This Little Guy May Have The World's Oldest Muscles

Tanya Lewis  08.27.2014
A fossilized creature found in Canada probably didn't go to the gym, but it may be the oldest animal known to have muscles, a new study...
Scientists Overseas Create Working Organ From Scratch For First Time Ever

Scientists Overseas Create Working Organ From Scratch For First Time Ever

David Freeman  08.25.2014
In what's being hailed as a scientific first, researchers in Scotland have created a fully functional organ from scratch inside the body...
7 Things You Need to Know About Google Calico

7 Things You Need to Know About Google Calico

08.25.2014
Since Google has some stake in 23andMe, you can be certain the genomics will be a major focus of Calico's investigations. Genetics too...
Life Discovered In Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years

Life Discovered In Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years

Becky Oskin  08.21.2014
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, and now,...
REVEALED: How The Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

REVEALED: How The Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

Bahar Gholipour  08.21.2014
The reason our brains have that wrinkly, walnut shape may be that the rapid growth of the brain's outer brain — the gray matter — is...
Scientists Now Know How Lizards Regrow Their Tails, And That's Good News For Humans

Scientists Now Know How Lizards Regrow Their Tails, And That's Good News For Humans

Jacqueline Howard  08.21.2014
When a lizard loses its tail, it grows back. But how? Scientists have taken a big step closer to answering that question by pinpointing...
Genes Reveal Reason Pygmies Are So Short

Genes Reveal Reason Pygmies Are So Short

Charles Q. Choi  08.19.2014
Pygmy traits independently evolved many times among different peoples around the world, because shorter heights may have helped them live...
Odd Fossil Finally Has A Home After Decades Of Uncertainty

Odd Fossil Finally Has A Home After Decades Of Uncertainty

David Freeman  08.18.2014
A fossil considered one of the oddest ever found may finally have its proper place in evolutionary history. New research conducted at the...