Life’s First Peptides May Have Grown on RNA Strands
Why ‘De-Extinction’ Is Impossible (But Could Work Anyway)
In Test Tubes, RNA Molecules Evolve Into a Tiny Ecosystem
Life With Longer Genetic Codes Seems Possible — but Less Likely
Mitochondria Double as Tiny Lenses in the Eye
Peptides on Stardust May Have Provided a Shortcut to Life (also appeared in WIRED)
Scientists Watch a Memory Form in a Living Brain (also appeared in WIRED)
Most Complete Simulation of a Cell Probes Life’s Hidden Rules (also appeared in WIRED)
Trees Sweat to Keep Cool
Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery of Alien Life?
How Many Gigs are You Wearing?
Go Figure: Why Olympic Ice Skaters Don't Fall Flat on Their Faces
Bacterial "Tape Recorder" Could Keep Tabs on Bodily Functions
The Brain's Marauder's Map
How Many Gigs Are You Wearing?
This Sunday, Look Up and Wave at Kepler
Scientists Genetically Engineer a Form of Gluten-Free Wheat
Humans May Be Influencing Bird Evolution in Their Backyards
Ada Lovelace Day Honors "the First Computer Programmer"
Zeroing In on How Supermassive Black Holes Formed
If at First You Don't Succeed, Show Your Baby Again
Why Are Juvenile Crabs Hitching Rides on Sea Pigs? (Also appeared in PBS NewsHour)
Some dinosaurs may have wagged their tails to help them run (also appeared in Scientific American)
Sleep technique used by Salvador Dalí really works
Secret words exchanged between Marie Antoinette and rumored lover uncovered in redacted letters
COVID-19 vaccines: The new technology that made them possible
The world's oldest temple was built along a grand geometric plan
Coronavirus 'spike' protein just mapped, leading way to vaccine (also appeared in Scientific American)
Why Does Time Fly When You're Having Fun?
Scientists Have Created Synthetic DNA with 4 Extra Letters
Young Seals Keep Getting Eels Stuck Up Their Noses, and Nobody Knows Why
Here's How Much Starlight Has Been Created Since the Beginning of the Universe
Why Is Laughter Sometimes Scary?
Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time
How the Golden State Killer's DNA Nabbed Him
Why Dead Fingers (Usually) Can't Unlock a Phone
San Jose Mercury News
Is the ground beneath the Stanford campus listening to you?
All-American eclipse has Californians stirring with excitement
California creatures thriving after record winter rains
New gene drive technology could wipe out malaria, but is it safe?
Did you miss that musical beat? Your pupils didn't
Distinctive sperm whale cultures reveal dramatic population shifts in the Galápagos
Stubborn wasp queens pass their personality on to their colony