Biology

Mind and Body
How music makes you feel may depend less on your brain than scientists believed — study
Allison Parshall
Science
Scientists discover the biggest bacteria ever
Steph Lee
Science
Letting your cat go outside could spread “life-threatening” parasites — new research
Amy Wilson, Scott Wilson and The Conversation
Mind and Body
What’s the best way to wash your face? Dermatologists explain the science of clean skin
Katie MacBride
Science
The powerhouse of the cell has a more complicated origin than we thought
Viviane Callier and Knowable Magazine
Mind and Body
Why “micro workouts” can have significant mental and physical benefits
Sam Reiss
Science
Scientists discovered the biggest bacteria ever, and it’s the size of an eyelash
Allison Parshall
Science
Reptile longevity is even more complex than we imagined — study
Elana Spivack
Science
Yes, there are mites living on your face — and they can poop, a new study finds
Allison Parshall
Science
Watch: These bats can memorize your phone ringtone, and it might help them hunt
Jennifer Walter
Science
Stare into this black hole illusion, and your pupils will change shape
Jennifer Walter
Science
Ancient stalagmites point to a massive drought that upturned 6th century Arabia
Allison Parshall
Mind and Body
You're probably applying sunscreen wrong. Skincare experts explain how to best use it.
Katie MacBride
Science
What is my dog thinking? Science may finally have an answer
Tara Yarlagadda
Mind and Body
Mindfulness plays a crucial role in lifting — here’s how to do it right
Sam Reiss
Science
Can you upload your brain to a computer? A neuroscientist explains the crushing reality
Guillaume Thierry and The Conversation
Mind and Body
Anti-aging skincare: Experts explain 3 science-backed treatments
Szu Shen Wong, Neil Grazier and The Conversation
Science
8 rare species thought to be extinct that actually aren't
Jennifer Walter
Science
The best time to make a major life decision, according to science
Claire Cameron
Mind and Body
A single gene could stump a deadly parasitic infection
Allison Parshall
Science
Watch: Miniature frogs faceplant after leaping. Scientists finally discover why
Jennifer Walter
Mind and Body
The right time to make a decision may depend on this overlooked biological factor
Jocelyn Solis-Moreira
Science
Drinking coffee one of two ways could boost longevity — study
Claire Cameron
Science
Marine scientists are getting to the bottom of why some big fish dive deep, deep down
Stephanie Pain and Knowable Magazine
Science
RHDV2: Symptoms, vaccine for rabbits, and more about the fatal bunny disease in the U.S.
Tara Yarlagadda
Mind and Body
Want to be more decisive? Brain scientist debunks one major myth about choice
Wojciech Zajkowski and The Conversation
Mind and Body
The baby poop of hunter-gatherers could unlock better gut health
Claire Maldarelli
Innovation
Human settlements on the Moon will depend on answering two fundamental questions
Joanna Thompson
Innovation
Watch: Superworms snacking on styrofoam could solve our trash problem
Jennifer Walter
Mind and Body
Paxlovid and rebound Covid-19 infections: What you need to know
Katie MacBride
Mind and Body
What you need to know about the monkeypox virus
Katie MacBride
Science
Scientists were baffled by this fruit's quirky biology — but indigenous people knew the answer for centuries
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Five murderous wasp species that prove they’re the scariest bugs around
Seirian Sumner and The Conversation
Science
Where did domestic chickens come from? A new study reveals the origins of the modern fowl
Jennifer Walter
Science
Is the human brain unique among animals? New study hints at an evolving answer
David Menon, Andrea Luppi, Emmanuel A Stamatakis and The Conversation
Science
The pee of mother mice smells like bananas and their male peers can’t handle it — study
Claire Cameron
Science
17-million-year-old fossil may solve an evolutionary mystery about giraffes
Elana Spivack
Science
Were dinosaurs warm or cold-blooded? Scientists might finally have an answer
Charles Q. Choi
Science
Unable to fly high, this jewel-colored creature may be in peril — study
Claire Cameron
Science
Quiz: Can you tell a reef's health based on its song? This computer program can
Jennifer Walter
Science
This fruit makes mice go bananas. Now psychologists have a reason why
Elana Spivack
Science
500 million-year-old fossil illuminates a bizarre evolutionary mystery
Samuel Zamora and The Conversation
Science
Scientists identify a surprising gut health benefit of dog ownership
Tara Yarlagadda
Mind and Body
What is a superfood? Scientists debunk one of the biggest nutrition myths
Charlotte Mills, Gunter Kuhnle and Jeremy Spencer
Science
The surprising way psilocybin alters the brain’s chemistry to treat depression
Clare Tweedy and The Conversation
Science
Can hummingbirds survive climate change? Scientists say it's complicated
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Ancient Roman man lived in agony before Vesuvius eruption killed him — DNA analysis
Claire Cameron
Culture
In a bizarre new experiment, scientists threw salamanders into a wind tunnel
Claire Cameron
Science
Origin of Life: Scientists may have found a missing link between the primordial world and modern life
Charles Q. Choi
Science
Watch: Skydiving salamanders survive falls from redwood trees by gliding effortlessly
Jennifer Walter