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Meet the Lab Girl.
Genetic engineering will one day create the smartest humans who have ever lived.
Robert Paine showed us the surprising importance of predators.
Technology hasn’t diminished the social quality of listening to music.
The success of the Mormon religion is a study in social adaptation.
A new theory sheds light on the emergence of life’s complexity.
An astrophysicist sits down with Nautilus to discuss cosmology and culture.
Improving the lives of disabled people is more than an engineering project.
Experiments in evolution are exploring what would happen if we rewound the tape of life.
The Cambrian explosion of animal life now seems more like a whimper.
A collection of metal atoms called the “metallome” helped drive evolution.
From our knees to our eyeballs, our bodies are full of hack solutions.
How a steady diet of fertilizers has turned crops into couch potatoes.
Getting control of the molecular mechanisms that drive rapid mutations.
Adapting to the urban jungle has made Rocky smarter.
One April day in 2013, the submersible Shinkai 6500 descended to the base of the steep São Paulo Ridge, 13,000 feet under the Atlantic Ocean. “Hang on,” Paulo Sumida, a marine biologist,…Read More
Hope Jahren, a geobiologist and geochemist, wants to speak to you. For decades, she says, she’s been speaking to the same people, her scientific peers, and now it’s time for a change.…Read More
On a chilly afternoon last October, at a University of Northern Arizona conference, Thomas Whitham, a plant geneticist, proposed a plan to save hundreds of species from extinction. For…Read More
Our veins are swimming with immune cells of many different kinds. Some bear the memory of previous infections, in case we should encounter them again; some are actively fighting invaders;…Read More