Corals don't just spring up from nothing — reefs depend on a careful partnership with photosynthesizing algae, and just a small change in temperature can put a reef at risk.
A new study reveals 52 genes implicated in intelligence, 40 of which are new discoveries.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the myth that we only use 10% of our brains is untrue, but where did the idea come from?
In a dramatic video, a sea lion can be seen dragging a young girl into a marina after she and others fed it from a dock.
Over the years, the International Space Station’s residents have grown zucchini, beheaded flatworms, and watched the muscles of zebrafish atrophy. Their latest experiment was an attempt to sequence DNA in microgravity.
We’re a long way from Gilead, praise be, but pollution can hurt fertility.
Two decades after Alan Sokal shook up the academic world with a hoax article, a pair of academic writers revealed on Friday that they had pulled off a "Sokal-style hoax" on a peer-reviewed social science journal with an article titled "The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct." Here's what's going on.
A rare mutant sheep with straight, silky wool is helping unravel the mysteries of human hair.
Scientists are sprinting to understand what is happening in West Antarctica as the planet warms around it.
If men take more risks than women, it’s not because of biology.
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Using human consciousness as the trigger in a test of ‘spooky action at a distance’ could tell us whether mind is made of different stuff than matter
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A new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the last 50 years
Consider a human dropped into primordial soup 3.8 billions years ago, when life first began. They would have nothing to eat. So how did we end up with a planet that can support billions of energy-hungry, big-brained, warm-blooded, upright-walking humans?
This gorgeous animation explains the biology of childhood trauma and how therapeutic interventions can overcome the effects of toxic stress.
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The human body packs 81,000 fatty calories and various nutrients but — ethics aside — is it even safe to consume human flesh?
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