An unholy mash-up of a camel, a rhino, and an elephant. Some animals are just impossibly weird (see: the platypus). But members of the genus Macrauchenia are, by nature of being very much extinct, a tad
Parasites such as lice and fleas are crucial to ecosystems, scientists say, and extinctions could lead to unpredictable invasions Climate change could wipe out a third of all parasite species on Earth,
Since 1902, Marmite has been both the nation’s most loved and most hated breakfast spread. So much so, in fact, that Marmite is one of the most confiscated items in British airports. It may also have surprising
A lot of money is being poured into genomics lately, including the genomic information company WuXi NextCODE (WXNC), which just announced it has closed on $240 million in Series B financing, led by Sequoia.
Before this 14th-century plague, there was lead in the air. When the Black Death barreled through Europe in the 14th century, people had every reason to believe the end of the world was at hand. During
If Elon Musk has to make his big rocket smaller, he’s going to make sure it still has enormous ambitions. SpaceX’s chief executive updated his company’s plans to colonize Mars at a global space conference
Our writers and editors name breakthrough advances and inventions that the Nobel Committee incomprehensibly overlooked. The annual ritual of Nobel Week is here, a period of frenzied anticipation and speculation