It's a hot (potato) mess.
Sadly, Adam and Eve probably didn't date each other.
Two Philadelphia doctors are championing an unconventional new treatment for keeping cardiac-arrest victims alive, with as little brain damage as possible: just give them hypothermia
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
The battle over genetically modified food is over: Supercrops won. Now crops designed to yield drugs and vaccines have come close to slipping into our food supply. No one knows if they're safe, and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.
Is there any difference between an identical twin and a clone?
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
New research casts light on a fateful hookup, 1.9 billion years ago
Scratch it good
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
The technique could cure genetic problems in human babies
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Will a drug already popular among athletes suddenly become a hit with the couch potato crowd? We hope not.
The winners of the Nikon Small World microvideography contest
Plus, why Esquire's consequence-free drinking method sounds like total bunk.
A drug banned from human consumption in 1938 has made a recent comeback in online bodybuilder forums.
The burning question of the season
Hope Jahren's Lab Girl plants seeds
1.6 billion years of flora
Just as these genetically modified gay mice cain't quit each other
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.