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August 23, 2019

 

Organs Can Heal Themselves Like Skin

Scientists found that human organs have small amounts of stem-like cells that can divide really quickly to replace tissue lost during organ failure.

July 18, 2019

 

The Genetic Benefits Of Sleep

Humans spend about a third of their lives asleep. Sleep seems essential for all animals that have a nervous system, but nobody really knows why.

July 3, 2019

 

Painless Genetics

Doctors in Scotland recently came across a woman who has a gene mutation that makes everything from bumping into furniture to getting surgery totally painless.

June 13, 2019

 

What Exactly Do Genes Do?

In the 1940s biologists George Beadle and Edward Tatum wanted to “find out what genes do by making them defective.”

February 22, 2019

 

Darwin’s Mystery Animals

The Macrauchenia is an extinct mammal from South America. New research analyzing the collagen in its bones has helped reveal new insights about its origins.

February 13, 2019

 

Eating Jellyfish

New research has revealed a surprising number of jellyfish predators.

January 16, 2019

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park May Hold Answers To Evolution

The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.

October 16, 2018

 

Plants Listen To Their Relatives

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

October 12, 2018

 

Why Don’t Chimpanzees Get Cancer?

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

September 14, 2018

 

How Similar Are Humans And Chimps?

Humans and chimps share something like 98 percent of our DNA. But what does this really mean?

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