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.
An easy way to have a green thumb is by finding a plant that will thrive in your home or office.
You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.
Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? The answer is evaporation.
A team of chemists and microbiologists has put a new spin on a type of photography: a small‑scale spin, to be precise. They photograph bacteria!
They prowl in the dark, soar through starlit skies... they are vampire bats and they're looking for blood!
Soap has been used for cleaning for many years, but it wasn't until modern chemists began to understand its structure that anyone knew how soap worked.
There could be a molecular solution to treating cholera---a disease that affects millions of people around the world.
How do biologist find DNA from organism that lived thousands of years ago? Find out on this Moment of Science: "DNA Dirt".