The 2017 Wellcome Image Award winners
Tweaking texture could give us healthy versions of our favorite junk foods—and that's just the beginning
The ties that bind
To repair, just add water
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
The new book Fire in the Sea brings one eccentric marine biologist's paintings out of obscurity.
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago
Scientists have created cultured teeth, seeding them like pearls in the intestines of rats. Progress with stem cells and tissue engineering promises to bring this tech to dentistry.
Gators may grow 4,000 teeth over their lifetimes.
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
Can genetically engineered bacteria cure tooth decay?
Teeth and bones alone can't determine whether someone is a minor
Scientists find an unexpected new source of stem cells.
A more elegant toothbrush, for a more civilized time
This bit of tail is the first hard evidence of a T. rex hunt in action
Fish teeth demonstrate that you really are what you eat
Be glad your dentist uses tools that aren't rocks
Mesoamericans got modern rappers beat
Giving archaeologists something to chew on
In the future, you--like the pufferfish--could have so many teeth that you'll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It'll be weird.