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Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
The discovery of new life on Earth complicates the search for life elsewhere
Humans aren't the only species that try to get rid of bacteria
Knowledge about how brains navigate through the world could help doctors understand what happens when Alzheimer's patients lose their ability to navigate.
Add it to the collection of deadly things that've turned up in government labs this summer.
On closer inspection, this comet is a lot weirder than scientists expected.
For example, why is the CDC planning to grow the virus instead of destroying it?
Some scientific debate heats up online.
Some weird stuff up there
Naturally occurring genes cannot be patented, but synthetic ones can.
And you thought your relatives were odd looking.
The yeast S. cerevisiae is instrumental in brewing ale. But did you know that it's also instrumental in helping scientists better understand cells?
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
The jury is still out, but skepticism permeates the scientific community
The Ig Nobel Prize studies are not a joke, but that's not to say you won't laugh.
An interview with Peter J. Bentley, PhD, author of The Science of Why S*hit Happens
PopSci tackles life's whys, hows and who-dunnits in this Q&A-style; feature
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more