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What Defines a Stem Cell?

Our cells have more diverse regenerative capabilities than anyone expected.

Why Do Jellyfish Glow?

A fluorescent protein helped researchers illuminate human cellular biology.

Yes, Life in the Fast Lane Kills You

New insights into mitochondria reveal how life expends energy.

Ingenious: Nick Lane

The biochemist explains the elements of life, sex, and aging.

What Your Microbiome Wants for Dinner

You may think twice about your diet when you follow the metabolic fate of your food.

How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution

Burgers and fries have nearly killed our ancestral microbiome.

Meet the Neighbors You’ll Never See

Bacteria take a starring role in six vignettes of city life.