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Each animal species hosts its own, unique community of microbes that can significantly improve its health and fitness. When the natural microbial communities of tiny jewel wasps like this were replaced with the  microbiomes of closely related w...

Biologists have discovered that the evolution of a new species can occur rapidly enough for them to observe the process in a simple laboratory flask. Molecular models of the two receptors the virus evolved to specialize on  [Credit: Justin Meye...

Every french fry, gnocchi, tater tot and order of hash browns humans have eaten in the past 5,000 years can be traced back to one place in the world—northwestern Bolivia and southern Peru. A group of communeros, or villagers, from Jachacachi, Peru...

American veterans needing health care are about to get help from an unusual source: artificial intelligence. The Department of Veterans Affairs and Flow Health have forged a 5-year alliance that will see the two build a massive medical knowledge grap...

Using a technique that can tell if a species has passed by from just a sample of water, scientists are developing new ways to assess ecosystems. Great crested newt [Credit: Imperial College London]All animals shed fragments of DNA as they go about t...

Experts at the National Museum of Nature and Science reconstructed the face of a European missionary who died in Tokyo in 1714 while imprisoned for his beliefs. The profile and front of the reassembled fragments of the skull of Giovanni Battista Si...

In a new paper, published in Scientific Reports, an international team of researchers has analysed fossils and DNA from living and recently extinct species to show that conservation sensitive Australasian marsupials are much older than previously tho...