A Deadly Fungal Disease Is Devastating Amphibian Populations
Researchers have found that, in all, chytrid fungus-linked deaths have contributed to the decline of at least 501 amphibian species.
Using DNA to Speed Up Identification of Aquatic Plants
A research team in Canada has tested the use of environmental DNA to ease the process of identifying and surveying aquatic plants.
Identifying the Genes That Influence How We Interact With Others
Scientists are studying people afflicted with Williams syndrome to figure out the biological basis for our behaviors.
A New Single-Celled Organism Is an Evolutionary Game Changer
Researchers have discovered a new organism that has no known evolutionary relatives, causing them to reconsider how genes evolve.
Will Decreasing Rainfalls Destroy Hawaii's Waterfall-Climbing Fish?
The fish, called O'opu, have developed the ingenious ability to climb hundreds of feet up the side of waterfalls in order to breed.
The Women Who Should Win the Nobel Prize—but Haven't
When the Nobel committees ignore women who do Nobel-caliber science, the awards deserve to lose their relevance.
Four Good Reasons You Should Be Skeptical of the Claim That Biology Explains Inequality
Four crucial facts about race, sex, and biology that contradict this messy argument.
Is It Time for Biologists to Stop Thinking About Race?
While social scientists should continue to study the social meaning of race, the concept has no place in biology, scientists argue.
Will 'DNA Phenotyping' Lead to Racial Profiling by Police?
Bioethicists, geneticists, attorneys, and cops weigh the pros and cons of a radical new science.
It’s Time to Get Rid of History, Biology, and Chemistry Classes
We should re-think the subject boundaries in high school education so that they align with important ideas and concepts that will give our children useful analytical lenses for viewing the world.
No, the World's Health Problems Won't Be Solved With an App
Sorry, amateur biohackers.
Are Lab Mice of Men? Replacing Mouse Genes With Human Genes in the Lab
There have always been limitations to experiments done on mice, but new technology, which allows scientists to replace mouse genes with human genes, could clear the way for new ground to be broken.