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Not all zombies look like the walking dead, at least when it comes to plants. Normally, this Arabidopsis plant would sport a wealth of white flowers. But after being infected with bacteria, it makes only leaves and lives to do nothing but help its bacterial master.

Stripes may help keep pesky biting flies — which carry dangerous diseases — away from zebras, a new study concludes. 

In dough, these yeast cells help bread rise. In the lab, scientists have found a way to make a new chromosome for the organism. It's a first step toward creating an entirely synthetic organism. 

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