Biology

Larks

Sleep cycles can affect an athlete's performance

If you watched Sunday's Super Bowl, you witnessed its improbable ending: Jermaine Kearse’s remarkable catch near the end; Seattle coach Pete Carroll's surprising play call at the goal line; and the interception that clinched the win for the New England Patriots. Would the outcome have been different had the game been played at a different time of day? We'll never know. But new research may provide an intriguing insight.

Sleep cycles can affect an athlete's performance
e. coli bacteria

Scientists have engineered a bacteria with a genetic 'kill switch'

Scientists have engineered a bacteria with a genetic 'kill switch'
Small brown bat

A bat-killing disease is even more destructive than previously thought

A bat-killing disease is even more destructive than previously thought
Whales

How pop music helped save the whales

How pop music helped save the whales

How to Build a Dinosaur

How to Build a Dinosaur