Although Prosanta Chakrabarty grew up in Queens, he always loved nature. The wonder of the world's creatures inspired him to study biology, a field that illuminates which of Earth’s beings are related to one another -- and how an event…
What can humans learn about ourselves from studying chimpanzees? Primatologist Frans de Waal has spent almost three decades studying the behavior and intelligence of chimpanzees. Now, he’s focused on their emotional lives--and he’s found primates and people aren’t so different…
By Jeffrey Brown, Leah Nagy
Why isn't Paul Rudd aging? For his 50th birthday, PBS NewsHour asked three dermatologists for tips on recreating the Paul Rudd effect.
By Nsikan Akpan
They wouldn’t survive the deserts of Tatooine or the frigid planet Hoth, but these newly described, tarantula-like spiders are named after the stormtroopers who marched through the “Star Wars” movies.
By Vicky Stein
By Amanda Grennell
Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind that carried them, but a new study shows the Earth’s electric field can…
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a way to image biomolecules at cold temperatures.
By Nsikan Akpan
If you’re a candy lover or denier, you may want to blame one of your liver hormones, according to a new study.
It has a little something to do with sugar.
By Joshua Cassidy, KQED Science
Pill bugs are more closely related to shrimp and lobsters than crickets or butterflies -- plus other little known facts about roly polies.
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