Senior year is usually a busy time, but it was perhaps especially so for Lilly Grossman.
No one has brought a woolly mammoth back from extinction, but a team of scientists has brought back a woolly mammoth gene, discovering that it and others unique to the long-vanished elephant-like beasts probably helped the animals withstand the harsh cold of the Arctic tundra.
About a month ago, researchers and policymakers started fretting about a nightmare scenario for drug enforcement: the possibility that the impending invention of morphine-producing yeast could make it easy for many people to start manufacturing highly addictive opiates.
For years, people have tried going on extremely low-calorie diets, hoping to stave off illness and delay the effects of aging.
Scientists have known for some time that all modern humans who live outside Africa have a small amount of Neanderthal DNA, but they haven't been able to flesh out many of the details regarding when, where and how often our early ancestors mated with members of that now-extinct branch of the human...
In an ironic twist, an analysis of ancient DNA from the specimen known as Kennewick Man supports the claims of Native Americans that he is their long-lost relative.
Sticking to a diet is key for losing weight. So it stands to reason that letting would-be dieters choose a weight loss program that seems relatively tasty and palatable would help them lose weight.
Over the years, it's been a tough road for environmentalists pushing for greenhouse gas emission curbs at the federal level — but advocates shouldn't give up hope, say researchers at Michigan State University.