The Vast Viral World: What We Know (and Don’t Know)
Exploring the minuscule and mysterious world of viruses.
Preserving a Sense of Wonder in DNA
A bold project codes human data into microbes that will survive for millions of years.
What Defines a Stem Cell?
Our cells have more diverse regenerative capabilities than anyone expected.
Why Do Jellyfish Glow?
A fluorescent protein helped researchers illuminate human cellular biology.
How Water Can Identify Murder Victims and Fake Scotch
These maps pinpoint an object’s origins by the isotope ratio in the water.
Ingenious: Nick Lane
The biochemist explains the elements of life, sex, and aging.
Yes, Life in the Fast Lane Kills You
New insights into mitochondria reveal how life expends energy.
How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution
Burgers and fries have nearly killed our ancestral microbiome.
Infected Monkeys and Other Cautionary Tales From the Biolab
No matter how safe the lab is, humans working with deadly bioagents can make errors.