What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
For the past 10 years, life science has moved us closer to a complete understanding of what makes us human—our similarities, our differences, and our shared history.
What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been

For the past 10 years, life science has moved us closer to a complete understanding of what makes us human—our similarities, our differences, and our shared history.

For the past 10 years, life science has moved us closer to a complete understanding of what makes us human—our similarities, our differences, and our shared history.

innovation, genetics & genomics, evolution, ecology
What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
Bob Grant | Dec 20, 2019
For the past 10 years, life science has moved us closer to a complete understanding of what makes us human—our similarities, our differences, and our shared history.
Image of the Day: Sciency Sweater
Image of the Day: Sciency Sweater
Emily Makowski | Dec 20, 2019
An evolutionary biologist knits a festive homage to her research.
Image of the Day: Black Cats
Image of the Day: Black Cats
Emily Makowski | Dec 19, 2019
Melanism in felines is both helpful and harmful.
Reanalyzed Fossils Could Be Last Known<em>&nbsp;Homo erectus</em> Specimens
Reanalyzed Fossils Could Be Last Known Homo erectus Specimens
Emily Makowski | Dec 18, 2019
A mass death event claimed the hominins’ lives and likely resulted from changing environmental conditions.
Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Alejandra Manjarrez | Dec 11, 2019
The animals lived longer and showed milder symptoms than untreated mice, although they didn’t survive as long as wildtype mice.
Grandmother Orcas Help Young Whales Survive and Thrive: Study
Grandmother Orcas Help Young Whales Survive and Thrive: Study
Lisa Winter | Dec 11, 2019
Post-menopausal orcas tied to an increase in calf survival by providing food, care, and guidance.
Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Emily Makowski | Dec 10, 2019
Trophoblasts, collected from the mother during a blood draw, can determine fetal genetic abnormalities currently diagnosed through amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling.
Object Engineered to Carry a DNA Code for its Own Replication
Object Engineered to Carry a DNA Code for its Own Replication
Kerry Grens | Dec 9, 2019
A 3-D printed rabbit is made from a blueprint stored in DNA, which itself is stored in a printed rabbit.
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
Emily Makowski | Dec 6, 2019
An ancient animal’s hammer, anvil, and stirrup bones are at the base of the jaw but completely detached from it.
Single-Celled Organism Appears to Make Decisions
Single-Celled Organism Appears to Make Decisions
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2019
The unicellular species Stentor roeseli performs a form of sequential decision-making to avoid irritating stimuli.