A new, streamlined approach to genetic engineering drastically reduces the time and effort needed to insert new genes into bacteria, the workhorses of biotechnology.
The lengthy and intimate association between dogs and humans has resulted in the genomes of both species evolving in parallel over the past 32,000 years.
Activating an enzyme— known to play a role in the anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction— delays the loss of brain cells and preserves cognitive function in mice.
A new slow-motion method of controlling the synthesis of polymers, which takes inspiration from both trees and Celtic knots, opens up new possibilities in areas including medical devices, drug delivery, elastics and adhesives.
Ammonium salts could provide viable way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere via carbon mineralization.
Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations.
Doughnut-shaped droplets may provide scientists with a new approach for studying fundamental issues in physics, mathematics and materials.
Engineers have developed a novel method for producing clean hydrogen, which could prove essential to weaning society off of fossil fuels and their environmental implications.
A trip to Mars will push the boundaries of teamwork for a handful of astronauts who will spend as long as three years together in a tiny capsule. A project aims to arm the crew with devices to monitor interactions and provide instant feedback when conflicts arise.
Grapefruits have long been known for their health benefits, and the subtropical fruit may revolutionize how medical therapies like anti-cancer drugs are delivered to specific tumor cells.
A study analyzes the potential usefulness of a new treatment that combines the benefits of angioplasty balloons and drug-releasing stents, but may pose fewer risks.
The chemical in toothpaste that is responsible for the suds that you produce when brushing has an interesting effect on your mouth's taste receptors.
Researchers have developed a new method for delivering molecules into single, targeted cells through temporary holes in the cell surface.
A new analysis shows that the nation's land and water resources could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year.
A report tracks the progress Canada is making in science and technology and identifies areas where Canada must devote greater attention to enhancing performance.