Good solutions to biology’s problems are astonishingly plentiful

Illustration: Jon Han


Every time a disease spreads, it has another chance to mutate

Video produced by HHMI BioInteractive Video


The evolutionary biologist reads Robert Frost


Written and illustrated by David Antonio Perezcassar

Unreliable rewards trap us into addictive cell phone…


The arXiv preprint service is trying to answer an age-old question

Credit: PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock/Getty Images Plus


How settling Mars could create a new human species

2 parents, 2 grandparents, a teenager, and a baby pose for a family portrait on a red martian landscape
Illustration: Hannah K. Lee; photos: Image Source/Getty Images, Wikimedia Commons


Only 1 in 3 people have evolved tolerance to lactose

Photo: Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Purebreds don’t satisfy the biological definition of a species

Watercolor painting of overlapping dogs of different species.
Illustration: Chris Buzelli


We follow others no matter how hard we try

Photo source: John Kobal Foundation/Hulton Archive/Getty Images


The private life of the African giant offers a remarkable view on evolution

Photo: vince42 via Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0

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