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Ten Scientific Breakthroughs That Rocked 2021

I. Impactful IPCC 2021 report on climate change  The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gathers over 200 experts who volunteer to examine thousands of...

How Planetary Iron May Have Driven Evolution of Complex Life

Iron forms a unique constituent of enzymes and proteins that play an important role in life. Living cells use iron in a range of...

Evolutionary Biology Can Help Us Understand How Language Works

As a linguist I dread the question, “what do you do?”, because when I answer “I’m a linguist” the inevitable follow-up question is: “How many languages do you speak?” That, of course, is not the point. While learning languages is a wonderful thing to do, academic linguistics is the scientific study of language.

City Birds Are Smarter Than Rural Birds

'Street Smart' finches are generally more intelligent than their rural kin. Living in the city has its advantages, it seems. That is, if you happen...

Adding Letters To The ABC Of DNA

Researchers are working hard to expand the alphabet of life by adding new bases to DNA.