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September 15, 2016


Large, old-fashioned mercury thermometers

Tiny Thermometers Could Lead To Big Breakthroughs

Thermometers 20,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair may tell us more about humans' molecular biology.

April 26, 2016


dad and son eating

What Dads Eat May Affect Their Offspring

Diet can change the DNA of males, who then pass on certain traits to their offspring.

October 20, 2015


archaeological site in Atapuerca, Spain

Oldest Neanderthal DNA Ever Found

New DNA tests date Neanderthal skeleton at 150,000 years old.

July 28, 2015


illustration of Macrauchenia


Riddle: I've got the body of a humpless camel, the feet of a rhinoceros, and a snorkel‑like nose half as long as an elephant. What am I?

July 17, 2015


old turtle

Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

June 18, 2015



Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.

April 8, 2015


acne-riddled skin covered up with makeup

Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

March 23, 2015


muscle man flexes forearm

Conan the Bacterium

Even global nuclear war couldn't wipe out this powerful strain of bacteria!

March 11, 2015


sagebrush plant

Plants Listen to the Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

December 11, 2014


German barricade in Copenhagen

Adapting to Starvation

Starvation can have devastating effects that unfold over multiple generations as a process of adaptation.

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