Prochlorococcus, the world’s most abundant photosynthetic organism, reveals a gene-transfer mechanism that may be key to its abundance and diversity.
Scientists propose a new mechanism by which oxygen may have first built up in the atmosphere
Researchers create a mathematical framework to examine the genome and detect signatures of natural selection, deciphering the evolutionary past and future of non-coding DNA.
MIT scientists discuss the future of AI with applications across many sectors, as a tool that can be both beneficial and harmful.
Using a new robotic platform, researchers can simultaneously track hundreds of microbial populations as they evolve new proteins or other molecules.
Human neurons have fewer ion channels, which might have allowed the human brain to divert energy to other neural processes.
In the Hoyt C. Hottel Lecture, Arnold tells the story of her pathbreaking research to engineer better enzymes for critical applications.
Fossils indicate a communal nesting ground and adults who foraged and took care of the young as a herd, scientists say.
A new study shows oxygenic photosynthesis likely evolved between 3.4 and 2.9 billion years ago.
Undergraduate in electrical engineering and computer science contributes to startling new astronomy research.
Geological evidence suggests the known dinosaur groups diverged early on, supporting the traditional dinosaur family tree.