Cell copies are not perfect--the chromosome isn't copied all the way to the tip. That's where telomeres come in handy.
Scientists used to think that for all its complexity, the brain was pretty static. But... is this true today?
Although painted turtles don't have much else in common with automobiles, their wintertime coping strategies include antifreeze, too.
Were the eggs we buy in the supermarket once embryos?
How does the vine know to twine, and in what direction?
New strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are appearing faster than scientists can discover new antibiotics.
The antibiotics help those microorganisms survive by attacking other bacteria competing for the same food supply... but how do they protect themselves?
Those tiny dots are actually blood cells moving in the retina of your eye.
Our bodies are also made up of living cells, the antibiotics have to distinguish between the cells in our bodies and the cells of the bacteria.
Scientists may soon be able to use wisdom teeth to create stem cells.