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Spark of Science: Pardis Sabeti

The computational geneticist explains why she chose research over being a doctor.

Why Birds Love Mobs

Why Most Planets Will Either Be Lush or Dead

The Gaia hypothesis implies that once alien life takes hold, it will flourish.

Spark of Science: Jon Beckmann

The conservation ecologist discusses the plight of animals in a human-dominated landscape.

The Man Who Kicked Off the Biotech Revolution

The $325 billion biotech industry began with the discovery of an enzyme to slice DNA.

Why Do Jellyfish Glow?

A fluorescent protein helped researchers illuminate human cellular biology.

What Sea Slugs Taught Us About Our Brain

The simple nerve cells of sea creatures helped scientists fathom human memory.

From a Pink Squiggle to the Human Genome Project

This Yellowstone bacterium sparked PCR, one of the great advances in genetics.