Articles by

Yasemin Saplakoglu

Reshuffled Rivers Bolster the Amazon’s Hyper-Biodiversity

From the window of a passenger plane flying over the Amazon, the view is breathtaking. “It’s just...

Could Life Use a Longer Genetic Code? Maybe, but It’s Unlikely

As wildly diverse as life on Earth is—whether it’s a jaguar hunting down a deer in the...

Mitochondria Double as Tiny Lenses in the Eye

A mosquito watches you through a lattice of microscopic lenses. You stare back, fly swatter in hand,...

Peptides on Stardust May Have Provided a Shortcut to Life

Billions of years ago, some unknown location on the sterile, primordial Earth became a cauldron of complex...

Scientists Watch a Memory Form in a Living Brain

Imagine that while you are enjoying your morning bowl of Cheerios, a spider drops from the ceiling...

The Most Complete Simulation of a Cell Probes Life’s Hidden Rules

From the bizarre creatures in the depths of the oceans to the bacteria inside our bodies, all...