A new book tells tales of the life aquatic
In 'She Has Her Mother's Laugh,' Zimmer reveals the lawlessness of our genes
Nathan Lents' new book details the accidental, incidental nature of human quirks
Though beautifully printed, the book will most appeal to modern practitioners
The book shines new light on the revitalized field of psychedelic medicine
'I try to take people at face value in terms of what their objections are, and to not ascribe them with ill-intent'
Deciding what's a flaw is more complicated than it seems
Genome meddling to cure diseases is often worth the risk, but nothing else is just yet
Researchers must grapple with the tension between our curiosity and our duty
Watch the fourth episode of our animated Frankenstein series, Reanimation!
New research is making it seem increasingly likely – to a point
A study in Japan traces links between disasters and mental illness
Can we slow down aging and add decades to lives?
New research shows that stressed med students on probiotics got better shut-eye
People who are told they slept poorly will act accordingly, even if it isn't true
With an important caveat, losing sleep appears to have significant short-term effects on depression
Scientists are discovering how microbes 'speak' with the body
Researchers have made a bizarre discovery involving transposons, parasitic DNA found in fish (and humans)
New research has revealed a "symbiotic organ" in weevils, showing how tiny organisms shape larger life
The cellular processes that help tumors thrive in the body are a promising new target for cancer treatments
A study in rural India is raising hopes for a future without antibiotics
A microbiologist explains the latest gut science