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.
By Nsikan Akpan
It has a little something to do with sugar.
By Andrew Wagner
Pill bugs are more closely related to shrimp and lobsters than crickets or butterflies -- plus other little known facts about roly polies.
By Joshua Cassidy, KQED Science
Mathematicians tackle a question that once stumped Charles Darwin: Why do animals have antlers, manes and other ornaments?…
By Sharon Begley, STAT
If you have a big brain, you can credit yawning for promoting brain growth and activity, the researchers found. And if you have a small brain, you can blame the fact that you don’t yawn long enough.
By Joshua Cassidy and Carrie Boyle, KQED SCIENCE
Every summer, just beyond the crashing surf, hundreds of millions of tiny sea urchin larvae prepare for one of the most dramatic transformations in the animal kingdom.
By Elliott Kennerson, KQED Science
Current medical adhesives work well outside the body, but the challenge is making adhesives for the human body's watery internal environment. Enter the caddisfly.
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
Smells are normally invisible, but this lab in Colorado uses lasers to bring odors to life. The research is part of a nationwide project to build a robot that can smell.
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