This freshly drawn Tree of Life contains a new branch full of microbes — which appear to dominate Earth’s biodiversity. How did we miss that? TED Fellow Hélène Morlon explains.
Biohacker Andrew Pelling has figured out a way to create living, functional biological objects that don’t exist in nature — without deliberately modifying DNA in any way. In one experiment, he uses apples and human cells to make ears. But what? And how? And why? Read on.
Paleo-oncologist Katie Hunt has a personal connection to an exciting new field of archaeology.
Catharine Young describes a visit to Liberia, where Ebola may be contained but the public health story has only just begun.