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After an interstellar asteroid shot past the sun, scientists realized that there’s probably a lot of itinerant rocks out there.
Researchers struggle to incorporate ongoing evolutionary discoveries into an animal classification scheme older than Darwin.
Contrary to popular belief, bacteria have organelles too. Scientists are now studying them for insights into how complex cells evolved.
Surviving fragments of genetic material preserved in sediments allow scientists to see the full diversity of past life — even microbes.
The universe of problems that a computer can check has grown. The researchers’ secret ingredient? Quantum entanglement.
In harsh ecosystems around the world, microbiologists are finding evidence that “microbial seed banks” protect biodiversity from changing conditions.