A balanced menu makes for healthy, productive bees — but the loss of wildflowers means that many fail to find the kind of nutrition they need
Fossilized remains of children have a lot to tell us about their short lives
Genetically engineered gut bacteria hold promise for safe, targeted therapies
A comprehensive, full-bodied analysis is brimming with encouraging data
Hagfish repel predators with fast-forming super goop. Scientists are attracted to its potential for biomaterials.
By Kendall Powell
Researchers are finally getting the tools to understand just how the microbial communities in and on our bodies affect health. But there are many mysteries left to solve — and many technological challenges.
As world food needs rise, so does the need for faster, more efficient plant growth. Bypassing an error-prone enzyme is one way to do it.
A solid-waste specialist offers ways to halt the plague of pollutants choking the seas
We think we know DNA, but little progress has been made in understanding the evolution of how it encodes proteins
Island mollusks are especially vulnerable to extinction
Tumors and more may be fueled by an ancient protein with myriad jobs in the body. Scientists hope to tap this knowledge to generate novel therapies.
From meh to wow: The science of fruit maturation reveals new paths to better flavor