The brain doesn't much care whether an experience is real.
The secret, social lives of bacteria
Centuries of astronomy, plus video-game technology, offer a stunning new perspective on our place in space.
Why do some female bovids have horns, whereas others don’t?
A rare bird’s elaborate mating habits help a tropical tree disperse its seeds.
Elizabeth Blackburn's work on telomeres led to new research and discoveries
Vampire bats display adaptations to their diet
Scientists race to understand the reproductive biology of freshwater eels.
Are double-crested cormorants overrunning their niche—or recovering from centuries of suppression?
Contagious laughter, yawns, and moods offer insight into empathy’s origins.
Conspicuous armaments are good visual proxies for fighting ability.
Bats, reservoirs for such viruses as Ebola, are increasingly villainized and require special conservation.
After centuries of moving through the Irish countryside, a group known as Travellers has come to rest.
Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.