The genes of many marine creatures are patented—and one company owns half of them

The genes of many marine creatures are patented—and one company owns half of them

From the tiniest microbe to the biggest whale, the ocean is teeming with life. For corporations and researchers, that biodiversity is a veritable gold mine of genetic potential—but in the unregulated environment of the high seas, those corporations may delve too deep.

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Your kitchen towels are probably gross, but so is your whole life

Your kitchen towels are probably gross, but so is your whole life

We may finally know how Easter Island’s giant statues got their jaunty stone hats

We may finally know how Easter Island’s giant statues got their jaunty stone hats