Squirrels Survive When Humans Would Die
Fauna Bio mines squirrel genomes for clues to developing new drugs for humans.
Move Over Darwin! Here Come the Facilitation Effects
Survival in extreme environments hinges on collaboration—not competition.
The Unnatural Evolution of the Galápagos Islands
Humans are forever altering these mythical islands through unnatural selection. Rewilding them entails finding a delicate balance between the needs of turtles, tourists—and local residents.
Rewilding Is Good for the Environment—but It’s Good for You, Too
Adopting a “back to nature” approach to life could offer stress reduction, stronger social connections, and improved health.
RNA Viruses: Biology’s Dark Matter?
A watershed study samples deep ocean RNA viruses the world over and reveals 99 percent of them have yet to be discovered.
The Salty Secrets of Extreme Longevity
Rockfish, clams, tortoises, and other underwater Methuselahs harbor adaptations that could provide clues to unlocking our own longevity.
5 Ways to Save Humanity from a Malicious AI
Russian transhumanist Alexey Turchin plans to outsmart a future artificial intelligence and save humanity.
9 Evolutionary Adaptations We Love
From Dracula ants to carnivorous toilets, scientists share their favorite evolutionary adaptations.
Cloning Wildlife and Editing their Genes to Protect Them and Us
Tweaking the genes of wild animals could save endangered species and protect humans from disease. What could possibly go wrong?