Slime mold, a unicellular organism at the bottom of the food chain, can learn, a finding that has important implications for understanding the evolution of learning, as well as how many creatures can be 'smart' and successful without a brain.
A woman was killed while seeking a legendary monster in Kentucky, revealing the dangers of legend-tripping. Continue reading →
A DNA study of more than 380,000 people has uncovered a surprising role for human genes: helping to determine the age at which you first have sex.
In the Facebook era, the word "friend" has certainly gained an expanded definition. But, it turns out that in real life "you can't have too many" doesn't always apply to friendships.
LSD replaces one illusion with another, according to the first detailed look at how this psychedelic drug alters brain function.
Microbial life is revealed by drilling in the world's biggest underground layer of water. Continue reading →
The added species show that much of the life that we see around us is just a tiny percentage of the world’s biodiversity.
The chemicals necessary for the formation of life have been detected in lab-grown comet ice -- a discovery that could have huge implications for discovering how life as we know it was spawned.
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