Biology
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Nov. 14, 2014

Horns, Claws, and Teeth: The Animal Weapons Arms Race

evolutionary arms race, evolution, animal weapons

Nov. 07, 2014

Opening Up the Synthetic Biology Toolkit

synthetic biology, tobacco

Nov. 07, 2014

Spilling Our Guts: Decreased Diversity in the Human Microbiome

gut microbiome, gut bacteria

Oct. 24, 2014

Fossil Find Pushes Back Neanderthal-Human Mixing

neanderthal, human, evolution, DNA, Svante Paabo, genetics

Oct. 03, 2014

Community Labs Practice Do-It-Yourself Biology

diy, do it yourself, laboratories, community lab, genspace, biocurious, bugss, biology, hacker

Sep. 19, 2014

Functional Features: The Evolution of the Human Face

facial recognition, scent, faces, face, nature communications, michael j. sheehan

Sep. 05, 2014

Supermassive Dinosaur Would Have ‘Feared Nothing’

Kenneth Lacovara, Dreadnoughtus schrani, dinosaur, dinosaurs, land lizards, thunder lizard, dino, massive, supermassive

Aug. 29, 2014

Less Flashy Fossils Offer Paleoclimate Clues

la brea tar pits, mastodons, john harris, mammoth, saber-toothed cat

Aug. 22, 2014

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?

microbiome, sarkis mazmanian, jon cryan, brain, depression, anxiety, autism

Aug. 22, 2014

Microbes Thrive in Antarctic Lake Buried Beneath Ice

Antarctic ice, microbes, jill mikucki, lake whillans

Aug. 22, 2014

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Mingled for Millennia

william davies, neanderthals, modern humans

Aug. 22, 2014

Tar Noir

l.a. tar, paleoforensics, la brea tar pits

Aug. 01, 2014

Will Big Data Answer Big Questions on Health?

DNA, sam gambhir, jason moore, baseline study, google

Jul. 18, 2014

Pacemaker Researchers Swap Batteries for Biology

Eduardo Marbán, heart, pacemaker

Jul. 18, 2014

Frozen in Time, a Giant Virus

giant virus, permafrost, evolution, James Van Etten, siberia, University of Nebraska

Jun. 27, 2014

Getting a Grasp on the Clever Cephalopod

cephalopod, cephalopod week, nautilus, octopus, vampire squid, luke groskin, cuttlefish, squid, jennifer basil

Jun. 27, 2014

Making Art From the DNA You Leave Behind

heather dewey-hagborg, stranger visions, invisible, art, dna sequencing, sciarts, genetic privacy, genes

Jun. 13, 2014

‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Explores Dad's Influence

fathers, dads, father's day, paul raeburn, family

May. 30, 2014

A Decade After the Genome, Scientists Map the 'Proteome'

proteins, proteome, David Pincus, Akhilesh Pandey

May. 23, 2014

Are Microbes Winning the Antibiotic Arms Race?

missing microbes, antibiotic resistance, modern plagues

May. 09, 2014

Young Blood Sharpens Memory in Old Mice

mice, young blood, rejuvenation, stem cells

May. 02, 2014

Nothing to Sneeze At

Lydia Bourouiba, John Bush, MIT, Applied Mathematics Lab, coughing, sneezing, germs, spreading germs, how do germs spread?

Apr. 25, 2014

Thoreau, Climate Scientist

walden pond, massachusetts, richard primack, biology, climate change, global warming, henry david thoreau

Apr. 25, 2014

Serving Up the Origins of the Chicken and Chili Pepper

domestication, chicken, chili pepper, greger larson, paul gepts, evolution

Apr. 18, 2014

Discovering Your Inner Fish

neil shubin, evolution, fish, reptile, humans, biology, human body

Apr. 11, 2014

Scientists Study Vole Romance Under the Influence

prairie vole, wine, tipsy, cocktail, drunk, vole

Apr. 04, 2014

Inside Insight: Clearing and Staining Fish

video, adam summers, clearning and staining, fish, biomechanics,

Mar. 28, 2014

Robot Builders with Bugs for Brains

biomimicry, termites, robots, scott turner, justin werfel, robotics

Mar. 28, 2014

Engineering Life Through Synthetic Biology

synthetic biology, tim lu, jef boeke, yeast

Mar. 21, 2014

A Bird-Like ‘Chicken From Hell’ Dino Discovery

matt lamanna, chicken from hell, dinosaur, big bird

Mar. 21, 2014

Sculpting Science

paleontologist, rick potts, john curche, smithsonian, hall of human origins

Mar. 21, 2014

Scientists Test What the Nose Knows

human smell, nose, detect, unique odors, rockefeller university

Mar. 14, 2014

EncROACHment: New York’s Invasive Cockroaches

winter roach, roach, jamestown, rutgers, cockroach, insect

Mar. 14, 2014

SciFri’s Winter Nature Photo Contest Winner...Revealed!

winter nature photo contest, winter, nature, john weller, corn, cornfield, amateur photography, photography, tips, photo tips

Feb. 14, 2014

Stem Cell Research Update

stem cells, cell, evan snyder, nature, acid bath

Feb. 07, 2014

What Pulled the Plug on the Bioluminescent Bay?

bioluminescence, fajardo bay, puerto rico, edith widder

Jan. 17, 2014

How Fins Gave Way to Feet

fossil, fins, legs, evolution, Tiktaalik roseae, fish

Nov. 29, 2013

Annual Prizes Honor the Stranger Side of Science

ignobel prizes, ig nobel prizes, improbable research, marc abrahams

Nov. 22, 2013

A Handful of Nuts, a Lifetime of Benefits?

cancer, heart disease, chronic disease, nuts, mixed nuts, new england journal of medicine, charles fuchs

Nov. 08, 2013

Biosecurity for the Age of Redesigned Life

biosecurity, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, craig venter, fbi, bioterrorism

Oct. 25, 2013

Climate Change Aids Toxic Slime's Advance

Lake Taihu, cyanobacteria, blue-green algae, hans paerl, marine environment, bacteria, algae bloom, toxic, neurotoxin

Oct. 25, 2013

Craig Venter: Life at the Speed of Light

j craig venter, DNA, genetics, human genome, Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, dna

Oct. 18, 2013

New Fossil May Trim Branches of Human Evolution

Adam Van Arsdale, homo sapiens, homo erectus, homo habilis, anthropology, skull, science magazine

Oct. 18, 2013

Promising New Treatment for the Deadly Ebola Virus

Gary Kobinger, science translational medicine, ebola, virus, antibody, macaque, viruses

Oct. 11, 2013

Nobel Prize Roundup: ‘God Particle’ Strikes Gold

nobel prize, higgs boson, laureate, nobel laureate, cells, chemical reactions

Sep. 27, 2013

Modern Humans Still Evolving, and Faster Than Ever

human evolution, skin, cheese, digestion, enzymes, evolve, evolving, evolution, john hawks, paleoanthropology, paleontology, anthropology

Sep. 20, 2013

A Chronicle of a Whale’s Life, Captured in Earwax

Sascha Usenko, Stephen Trumble, blue whale ear wax, tree rings

Sep. 13, 2013

Chemistry Research Roundup

American Chemical Society, bedbugs, bourbon, whiskey, AIDS, grapefruit, pesticides, paul wender, susan jones, richard p. burlingame, thomas collins

Sep. 06, 2013

Do Your Gut Bacteria Influence Your Metabolism?

Jeffrey Gordon, gut bacteria, gut flora, lean, obese, nutrition, diet, fat, obesity epidemic, microbial community

Sep. 06, 2013

Worldwide Researchers Flock to Penguin Meeting

Peter Barham, penguins, penguin, Eighth International Penguin Conference

Aug. 30, 2013

Food Failures: Beer Home Brew

home brew, beer, 508 GastroBrewery, Chris Cuzme, imbibe

Aug. 23, 2013

Study Correlates Copper Intake and Alzheimer’s in Mice

Rashid Deane, pnas, alzheimer's, alzheimer's disease, mice, beta plaque, copper, drinking water

Aug. 23, 2013

A Telescope Fails, but the Hunt for Exoplanets Continues

exoplanets, extrasolar planets, alien planets, distant planets, kepler space telescope, nasa, earthlike planets, goldilocks zone, William Borucki, NASA, Joshua Winn, MIT

Aug. 23, 2013

A Robot Lab to Survey the Sea Floor

robots, hydrothermal vents, dna analysis, pcr, polymerase chain reaction, undersea, William Ussler, mbari, monterey bay aquarium research institute

Aug. 09, 2013

New Vaccine Beats Malaria in Early Trials

Anthony Fauci, malaria, vaccine, infectious diseases, parasite

Aug. 09, 2013

Desktop Diaries: Tim White

University of California, Berkeley, Human Evolution Research Center, tim white, human evolution, evolution, geneology

Aug. 09, 2013

Flexible Insect Protein Inspires Super Rubber

Kristi Kiick, rubber, biomimic, biomimicry, Resilin

Aug. 02, 2013

Some Ground-Dwelling Dinos Had the Brains to Fly

dinosaur, paleontology, flight, evolution, birds, Amy Balanoff, archaeopteryx, ct scans, bird brain

Aug. 02, 2013

Meet Nasutoceratops: Big-Nose Horned Face

dinosaur, triceratops, Nasutoceratops, scott sampson, paleontology, scott sampson

Jul. 12, 2013

UK Team Plans ET Search

seti, alien intelligence, ufos, alien life, extraterrestrial intelligence, radio signals, astronomy, Alan Penney, uk seti

Jul. 12, 2013

Desktop Diaries: Jill Tarter

seti, alien intelligence, ufos, alien life, extraterrestrial intelligence, radio signals, astronomy, jill tartar

Jul. 12, 2013

Surf's Up for Pathogenic Viruses and Bacteria, Too

pathogen, bacteria, viruses, beach, ocean, seaside, ocean water, beach sand, rachel noble, Samuel Dorevitch

Jun. 21, 2013

Vegetables Respond to a Daily Clock, Even After Harvest

plant, circadian rhythms, circadian clock, nutrients, cabbage, vegetables, supermarket, Janet Braam, current biology

Jun. 14, 2013

Human Genes Not Patentable, Supreme Court Says

Mary-Claire King, DNA, supreme court, DNA, BRCA1, breast cancer, patent

May. 31, 2013

Teacher Feature: Ethnobotanist Tom Carlson

student, teacher, ethnobotany, berkeley, california

May. 31, 2013

Researchers Revive a Plant Frozen in Time

bryophyte, moss, glacier, plants, frozen plants, cryptogamic herbarium

May. 24, 2013

Having a Dog May Mean Having Extra Microbes

bacteria, ecosystems, surfaces, microbiology, germs, dirt, dogs, Rob Dunn, of North Carolina State University

May. 10, 2013

Hello...Is There Anybody Out There?

seti, alien life, astrobiology, search for extraterrestrial intelligence, jill tarter, contact

May. 03, 2013

Ancient Earth May Have Smelled Like Rotten Eggs

smell, bacteria, ancient life, organic, aroma, sulfur, sulfides, Martin Brasier, university of oxford

Apr. 19, 2013

Utah’s Fossil Finds Describe an Ancient World

dinosaurs, paleontology, utahraptor, reptile, prehistoric, brontosaurus, utah, salt lake city utah, brian switek, brooks britt, randall irmis, my beloved brontosaurus

Apr. 19, 2013

Studying Earth to Learn About Mars

mars, red planet, planetary sciences, geology, rock formation, blueberries, mars society, mars exploration, mdrs, mars desert research station, Marjorie Chan, Charles Killian

Apr. 19, 2013

Great Salt Lake Is No 'Dead Sea'

salt lake, ecology, brine, brine shrimp, bacteria, sodium chloride, ecosystems, bonnie baxter, great salt lake

Apr. 12, 2013

Looking to Nature for Antibiotic Inspirations

bacteriophages, lysins, antibiotics, bacteria, disease, contagious, sick, phage viruses, Vincent Fischetti, Rockefeller University

Mar. 22, 2013

Birds Evolve Shorter Wings to Escape Traffic Crush

bird, evolution, maneuverability, wings, wingspan, birding, birdwatching, roadkill

Mar. 22, 2013

Project Seeks to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

deextinction, extinct, endangered species, lazarus project, gastric brooding frog, amphibian, thylacine, passenger pigeon

Mar. 08, 2013

Behold the Mighty Water Bear

water bears, waterbears, tardigrades, biology, video

Feb. 08, 2013

Researchers Point to the Demise of the Dinosaurs

dinosaurs, paleontology, asteroid collision, comet collision, KT boundary, cretaceous, chicxulub, climate change

Jan. 25, 2013

Canine Conundrum: How Dog Became Man's Best Friend

dog, canine, genetics, evolution, domestic animals, friend, wolf, wolves, dogs

Jan. 25, 2013

Months After Sandy, Mucking and Gutting

mold, storm, sandy, remediation, biology, flooding, disaster

Jan. 25, 2013

Shakespeare's Sonnets, Encoded in DNA

information, data storage, dna, encoding, digital storage, genetics

Jan. 25, 2013

The Book Club Catches 'The Andromeda Strain'

andromeda strain, book club, michael crichton, science fiction, astrobiology, space virus

Jan. 11, 2013

Doctors Turn to Genetics to Search for Cancer’s Achilles’ Heel

cancer, genetics, oncology, cancer test, cancer genome, personalized medicine

Dec. 14, 2012

How Science Can Keep Your Christmas Tree Merry and Bright

christmas tree, xmas tree, pine tree, needles, spruce, fir, evergreen, holiday

Dec. 07, 2012

Unlocking a Lake’s Bacterial Secrets, Beneath 20 Meters of Ice

antarctica, lake vida, astrobiology, extremophiles, bacteria, mcmurdo dry valleys, frozen bacterai

Nov. 30, 2012

Perhaps Another Reason to Spike That Eggnog?

food safety, eggnog, egg nog, salmonella bacteria, food poisoning, eggs, holiday, christmas, alcohol

Nov. 16, 2012

Are We Getting Dumber? Maybe, New Research Suggests

intelligence, genetics, evolution, gene mutation, emotion

Nov. 16, 2012

The Double Helix and Beyond: Catching Up With James Watson

dna, structure of dna, dna discovery, watson and crick, rosalind franklin, genetics, james watson

Nov. 09, 2012

Bioengineering Beer Foam

beer, foam, yeast, bioengineering, genetic engineering, brewing

Nov. 02, 2012

Genetic Clues May Help Unravel Cause of Crohn’s

ibd, irritable bowel disease, crohn's, colitis, inflammation, probiotics, bacteria

Oct. 12, 2012

Curiosity Rover Gets the ‘Scoop’ on Mars

mars science laboratory, mars curiosity, curiosity rover, red planet, nasa, astrobiology, geology

Oct. 05, 2012

Starfish Blamed for Great Barrier Reef Coral Loss

coral, coral reef, great barrier reef, oceans, oceanography, global warming, climate change

Oct. 05, 2012

Putting the ‘Extreme’ in Extremity

horn, rhinoceros beetle, Peruvian Sheartail hummingbird, tail, evolution, animals

Oct. 05, 2012

From Stem Cells to Eggs (and Beyond)

stem cells, eggs, reproductive system, mice, cell differentiation

Sep. 28, 2012

Analyzing the Evidence on DNA

dna evidence, forensics, forensic science, crime, criminal case, jury, courtroom, conviction, genetic evidence, biological evidence

Sep. 28, 2012

Fires and Invasive Grass Threaten American West

cheatgrass, wildfire, wild fire, forest fire, prairie fire, invasive species, ecosystem, weed

Sep. 28, 2012

Ice Age Co-Stars: Horses, Camels, and Cheetahs

horse, camel, fossil, megafauna, ancient animals, prehistoric north america

Sep. 14, 2012

Mars Rover May Be Contaminated with Earth Microbes

mars rover, curiosity rover, martian, life, contaminated drill, bacteria, astrobiology, water, search for life on mars, nasa, jpl

Sep. 14, 2012

Field Trip to a Fungi Foray

fungus, fungi, mushrooms, lichens, Northeast Mycological Federation Foray, mycology

Sep. 14, 2012

Microbes Benefit More Than Just the Gut

nose, sinus, allergies, inflammation, bacteria, microbiome, microbiota, microbes, pickle, lactobacillus, sinus infection, health

Sep. 07, 2012

Tracking Viruses from Animals to People

virus, viruses, janta virus, west nile virus, heartland virus, zoonotic diseases, outbreak, virology

Aug. 31, 2012

Meet Your Ancient Relatives -- The Denisovans

fossil, dna, neanderthal, neandertal, denisovan, hominid, hominin, human origins, anthropology

Aug. 17, 2012

Solar Toilet Disinfects Waste, Makes Hydrogen Fuel

toilet, sewage, human waste, feces, wastewater, health, gates foundation, developing world, public health

Aug. 03, 2012

Making Movies That Zoom into Foreign Worlds

cinemicroscopy, microscope, microorganisms, microbiology

Jul. 13, 2012

What Happens When Scientists Get It Wrong?

arsenic bacterium, Carl Zimmer, scientific method, genetics, DNA

Jul. 13, 2012

Look, Listen, Taste

taste, senses, sensory, neurology, smell, sight, Marc Abrams, Improbable Research

Jul. 06, 2012

Relishing the Science of the BBQ

barbecue, bbq, cookout, summer, meat, grilling, mayo, mayonnaise, food safety. picnic, ketchup, catsup, pickles, condiments, coating, bottle, fermentation, brine

Jun. 29, 2012

Astronauts Prepare for Departure

astronauts, international space station, dragon, spacex, pettit, soyuz, spaceflight

Jun. 15, 2012

Mapping the Microbial Make-Up of Healthy Humans

bacteria, bacterial, microbial, virus, environment, microbe, microbiome project

Jun. 15, 2012

Bacterial Armor Imaged, Down to the Details

bacteria, bacterium, coating, protein coat, antibiotics, antimicrobials, disinfectant

Jun. 01, 2012

The Many Lifestyles of Muck-Dwelling Microbes

microbe, bacteria, microorganisms, magnetic bacteria, biocomputer, deep sea, marine life

Jun. 01, 2012

Lightning Bug of a Different Color

bioluminescence, millipede, insect, glowing, entomology

May. 25, 2012

Monster Turtle Fossil Discovered In Colombian Mine

Carbonemys cofrinii, turtle, tortoise, fossil, coal turtle

May. 25, 2012

Tick Talk: Lyme Disease Under The Microscope

deer ticks, lyme disease, Lyme borreliosis, Borrelia burgdorferi, zoonosis,tick-borne illness

May. 18, 2012

From Rooftops and Abandoned Lots, an Urban Harvest

food, farm, agriculture, vegetables, farming, growing food, raising food, diet, nutrition, cities, city farms, urban farms

May. 11, 2012

Tracking the Spread of a Nasty Virus

norovirus, public health, epidemiology, infection, sanitary, virology, virus

Apr. 13, 2012

Searching for Nature’s Time Machines in Relics

entomology, art, photography, evolution, genes

Apr. 06, 2012

Taking a Walk on New York’s Wild Side

urban wildlife, new york city, concrete jungle, green space, animals, city

Apr. 06, 2012

How Homo sapiens Became Masters of the Planet

paleontology, human origins, paleoanthropology, anthropology

Apr. 06, 2012

Coyotes Come to the Big Apple

urban wildlife, animals, city, coyotes, wildlife

Mar. 30, 2012

Half A Century Later, A Return To Challenger Deep

dive, cameron, submarine, submersible, mariana trench, challenger deep

Mar. 09, 2012

Gorilla Genome Sheds Light On Human Evolution

gorilla, dna, genome, genetics

Mar. 09, 2012

A Workout Can Change Your DNA

exercise, dna, gene expression, coffee, caffeine

Feb. 24, 2012

Mild Winter May Be Keeping Flu Bugs At Bay

flu, influenza, h5n1, seasonal flu, avian influenza

Feb. 24, 2012

Genetic Test Reveals Unexpected Data

genetic testing, genome, disease, health, personal information, ethics

Feb. 24, 2012

Powering Up...With A Microbial Fuel Cell

microbes, atmosphere, satellites, space, electricity, fuel cell

Feb. 17, 2012

Where’s The Cuttlefish

flora

Jan. 27, 2012

Ancient Skull Holds Clues to Dog Domestication

dog, canid, canine, animal domestication, anthropology

Jan. 13, 2012

New Tuberculosis Strain Thwarts All Antibiotics

tuberculosis, drug resistance

Jan. 06, 2012

Debate Persists Over Publishing Bird Flu Studies

flu, influenza, academic freedom, biosecurity, bioterror, national security

Jan. 06, 2012

Winter Wonderland? Wonder No Longer

winter, snow, ice, astronomy, ecology, nature

Dec. 30, 2011

Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

2011, new year's, retrospective, year in review

Dec. 23, 2011

Kepler Telescope Narrows Hunt For Earth’s Twin

planets, exosolar, solar system, astronomy

Dec. 16, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Petri Dish

history, biology, markel, medicine, diction, words

Dec. 02, 2011

Hitting The ‘Off’ Switch On Antibiotic Resistance

darpa, antibiotics, medicine, nanotechnology, future

Nov. 18, 2011

Is A Moon Necessary For A Planet To Support Life?

moon, space, seasons, obliquity, tilt, seti, astrobiology, exoplanets

Nov. 18, 2011

Strangers Can Spot Genetic Disposition For Empathy

empathy, brain, genetics, oxytocin, caring

Nov. 18, 2011

Building A Better Toilet

sanitation, water, toilet, waste, sewage

Nov. 18, 2011

Geron To End Embryonic Stem Cell Research

stem cells, biotechnology, business, clinical trials, spinal cord injury

Oct. 28, 2011

Analysis Raises Questions On Flu Shot For Seniors

flu influenza sickness disease vaccine health

Oct. 28, 2011

Scientific Case Still Open On 2001 Anthrax Attacks

911, 9-11, 9/11, september 11, anthrax, terrorism, forensics, crime

Oct. 28, 2011

Does Probiotic Yogurt Really Affect Digestion?

gut microbes bacteria probiotic health digestion food

Oct. 14, 2011

Seeing A Cephalopod In Ancient Bones

kraken ocean paleontology icthyosaur octopus squid

Oct. 14, 2011

More Reasons To Eat Your Fruits And Veggies

veggies vegetables greens oxidation dna genetics health

Sep. 30, 2011

David Attenborough Flies With The Pterosaurs

attenborough flying monsterd 3d movie pterosaurs nature

Sep. 30, 2011

The Real Virologist Behind €œContagion

virus contagion movie film outbreak

Sep. 16, 2011

Probing Poop For Cellulose-Chomping Microbes

biofuel panda china cellulose ferment compost

Sep. 09, 2011

A Virus That Affects Caterpillar Behavior

caterpillar, gene, virus, brain, gypsy moth

Sep. 09, 2011

Examining Ancient Fossils for Clues to Human Origins

hominid, homo, fossil, berger, anthropology, paleoanthropology

Sep. 02, 2011

Probiotic Bacteria Chill Out Anxious Mice

mouse, probiotic, bacteria, stress

Sep. 02, 2011

DNA Detective Work Identifies Black Death Culprit

plague, bubonic plague, black death, yersina pestis

Sep. 02, 2011

Delivering Viruses To Try And Kill Tumors

cancer, virus, oncolytic, clinical trial, Jennerex

Aug. 19, 2011

An Outhouse For The Sea

video flora toilet sanitation compost

Jul. 29, 2011

Video Pick: Designing A Green Roof

roof, design, building, energy, environment

Jul. 22, 2011

Remodeling Hearts With Stem Cells

stem cells, heart, medical, treatment

Jul. 22, 2011

Exploring The Wild Life Of Our Bodies

organisms, bacteria, skin, bodies, microbes, bugs

Jul. 22, 2011

Video Pick: Engineering Artificial Cilia

video, flora, bacteria, cilia, paramecium, locomotion, movement

Jul. 15, 2011

Playing Cut And Paste With DNA Of Living Bacteria

genes genetics genetic engineering dna biotechnology

Jul. 15, 2011

Time To Stop Picking on Weeds and Non-Natives?

weed plant species invasive non-native

Jul. 08, 2011

The Story Of Texas Longhorns, As Told By Their DNA

texas beef meat sna antonio remote steak grilling genetics genes evolution

Jul. 08, 2011

Probing The Secret Life Of Compost

compost organic farming fertilizer san antonio

Jul. 01, 2011

Video Pick: Blowing Bubble Nets

whale sea marine biology

Jul. 01, 2011

Growing A Revolution: America’s Founding Gardeners

history president gardening botany jefferson

Jun. 10, 2011

Gene Mutations Offer Clues On The Autistic Brain

autism brain neurology mccarthy

May. 27, 2011

Microbes In The Atmosphere Send Down Hail And Ice

bacteria weather meteorology hail

May. 06, 2011

Carl Zimmer Explores The Weird Lives Of Viruses

virus phage bacteria carl zimmer

Apr. 29, 2011

Sleep-Deprived Rats Take "Brain Naps"

sleep, brain, neuron, dreaming

Apr. 22, 2011

Google Gives Mojave Solar Project A Boost

solar energy, google, brightsource, ivanpah, mojave, environment, tortoise

Apr. 15, 2011

Richard Leakey Reflects On Human Past--And Future

anthropology, human origins, turkana boy, fossil, hominid

Apr. 08, 2011

Sifting Genes For Clues To Alzheimer's

alzheimer's brain neurology genes genetics

Mar. 25, 2011

Did Ancient Eruptions Form Life's Building Blocks?

spark flask, miller ury, sulfur, lightning, life

Mar. 18, 2011

Camouflaging Red Blood Cells For Transfusion

blood cells, blood types, immune system

Mar. 11, 2011

Getting a Sense of How We Taste Sweetness

taste, senses, flavor, sweet

Mar. 11, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Clone'

words, diction, biology, clone

Mar. 04, 2011

Non-Embryonic Stem Cells Have More DNA Damage

stem cells, dna, biology, cells

Feb. 11, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Antibiotic'

science diction, words, history, antibiotic

Feb. 04, 2011

Quicker Recipe For Turning Skin Cells Into Heart Cells

skin cells, heart, cardio, stem cells

Feb. 04, 2011

Can Dogs Smell Cancer?

dog, canine, cancer, biomarker, health, small, odor

Jan. 21, 2011

Assessing The Health Of The Gulf, Post-Spill

oil, gulf, oilspill, katrina, levees, oysters, shrimp

Jan. 21, 2011

Changing Climate Means Changing Oceans

ocenas, global warming, climate change, coral, acidification

Jan. 14, 2011

Video Pick: Reconstructing a Dino Find

video, flora, dinosaur, sereno

Jan. 14, 2011

Tracking Carbon Through Your Gut And Beyond

carbon cycle, digestion, body, energy, fuel, food

Dec. 31, 2010

2010 Science Year In Review

review science biology health medicine news

Dec. 31, 2010

Video Pick: The Toiling Ant

grasshopper ant

Dec. 24, 2010

Christmas Bird Count 2010

birds, birding, audubon, christmas bird count

Dec. 24, 2010

The Eggnog Diaries

video, eggnog, egg nog, alcohol, food

Dec. 17, 2010

Taxidermy and 'A Kingdom Under Glass'

natural history, taxidermy, animals

Dec. 03, 2010

Life, But Not As We Know It

astrobiology, exobiology, bacteria, life, arsenic

Nov. 12, 2010

Video Pick: We Like Lichens

fungus mold lichen plant biology

Nov. 05, 2010

'Photograph 51' Play

play, theater, arts, dna, genetics, double helix, franklin, watson, crick

Nov. 05, 2010

Video Pick: The Precocious Brush Turkey

video, flora, bird, flight, flying, briush turkey, film

Oct. 29, 2010

An Answer to the Chupacabra Legend?

legend, halloween, monster, chupacabra, goatsucker

Oct. 29, 2010

Amber Gives a Glimpse of Ancient India

amber insects fossil

Oct. 29, 2010

The Thousand Genomes Project

genomes, genetics, dna, chromosome

Oct. 29, 2010

Cholera

cholera, illness, water, sanitation

Oct. 15, 2010

Punk Rock Evolution

music, arts, religion

Oct. 01, 2010

A 'Goldilocks' Planet?

planet, habitable, geology, orbit, exosolar, extrasolar, seti

Oct. 01, 2010

Ancient Penguin

fethers, penguin, bird, evolution, fossil

Sep. 24, 2010

Almost Chimpanzee

chimpanzee human genetics

Sep. 24, 2010

Looking at the Ethics of Personalized Medicine

personliazed medicine, dna, genetics, health care, bioethics, ethics

Sep. 17, 2010

Science Diction: Cell

cell, words, diction, markel

Sep. 10, 2010

Malaria Update

malaria disease world health mosquito parasite

Sep. 03, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: A Stocky Predator

flora film video dinosaur amnh

Aug. 27, 2010

Stem Cell Policy Update

stem cell, ethics, dickey-wicker, lamberth, embryonic, esc

Aug. 27, 2010

Undersea Oil-Eating Bacteria

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

Aug. 20, 2010

Plastics at Sea

plastic ocean debris trash flotsam

Aug. 13, 2010

White Shark Sightings On The Rise On East Coast

shark great white marine ocean

Aug. 13, 2010

Study Suggests Earlier Meat Eating In Hominids

anthropology human evolution tools food

Aug. 06, 2010

Bad Days for Bats

bats, disease, white nose syndrome, fungus

Jul. 30, 2010

The Virus In Your Genes

virus, genes, genetic

Jul. 30, 2010

Oil Spill Update: Cleanup and Long-Term Effects

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

Jul. 09, 2010

Mars Water

mars, water, astrobiology

Jul. 09, 2010

The Ethics of Synthetic Biology

synthetic biology, biotechnology

Jul. 09, 2010

Time for a Swim? What's In That Pool?

pool, chemistry, water, yuck

Jul. 09, 2010

Science Diction: Genome

science diction, words, word files, word philes, genome

Jul. 02, 2010

Centenarian Genes

age, aging, genetics, genes, longevity, centenarian

Jun. 18, 2010

Building Up The Immune System -- In Plastic

immune system, immunity, plastic, toxin, health

Jun. 11, 2010

Titan's Chemistry and the Search for Life

titan cassini hydrogen saturn

Jun. 04, 2010

The Oil Spill and the Limits of Science

oil spill, oil slick, engineering, ecosystem

May. 28, 2010

Cleaning Up the Oil

oil spill, oil slick, ecosystem, biology

May. 28, 2010

'Life' Series: How'd They Do That?

film, life, nature

May. 28, 2010

Naturalist Bernd Heinrich

nature, art, author, summer world

May. 21, 2010

Booting Up A Synthetic Cell

genome, synthetic biology, cell, venter

May. 14, 2010

Modern Extinctions

species, extinction, biodiversity

May. 07, 2010

Neanderthal Genome

dna, genome, ancestry, proteome, neanderthals, neandertal, genetics, evolution

May. 07, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: Bioluminescence

flora, video, film, bioluminescence

May. 07, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill: Ecological Effects

oil spill, oil slick, ecosystem, biology

Apr. 30, 2010

Biofuel Roundup

biofuel, energy, alternative energy

Apr. 16, 2010

Infection

infection, infectious disease, hospital acquired infection, mrsa

Apr. 02, 2010

A Challenge to Gene Patents

genes, law, patent, constitution, brca

Mar. 26, 2010

Trade Talks on Endangered Species

endangered species, trade, cites

Mar. 26, 2010

A New Human Relative, From a DNA Sample?

anthropology, palontology, bone, genetics, dna

Mar. 19, 2010

Bacterial Forensics

forensics, bacteria, skin, crime

Mar. 12, 2010

Cave Science

missouri, caves, geology

Mar. 05, 2010

An Older Proto-Dino

dinosaur, evolution, triassic

Feb. 26, 2010

Inside an Ocean Sciences Meeting

ocean, whale, agu, science news

Feb. 26, 2010

Darwin and 'Creation'

darwin, evolution, film

Feb. 12, 2010

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

cancer, hela, skloot, bioethics

Feb. 05, 2010

Gene Doping in Sports

sports, olympics, athletics, genetics, gene

Jan. 29, 2010

Rotifers, Reproduction, and the Red Queen

evolution, rotifer, red queen

Jan. 22, 2010

Rewiring the Brain With Stem Cells

stem cell, neuron, brain

Dec. 18, 2009

The Dirt on Mammoth DNA

mammoth, dna, extinction

Dec. 11, 2009

Gene Patenting

genes, genetics, gene patents, brca, alcu, myriad genetics

Dec. 04, 2009

Birdfeeders and Evolution

birds, evolution

Nov. 27, 2009

The Cheese Chronicles

cheese, food

Nov. 20, 2009

Tropical Medicine Update

tropical medicine, nipah, malaria, dengue

Nov. 20, 2009

Smallpox

smallpox, biodefense, bioterror

Nov. 06, 2009

Synthetic Biology Competition

igem, synthetic biology, biological machinees

Oct. 23, 2009

All Listeners Must Wash Hands

health, washing, sterilization, cleaning, bacteria, infection, disease

Oct. 23, 2009

Are Humans Still Evolving?

evolution, humans, medicine

Sep. 25, 2009

Vertebrate Paleontology Update

science news, vertebrate paleontology, meetingg

Sep. 25, 2009

They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science

perfchat, tmbg, giants, performance chat, music, art

Sep. 18, 2009

How Clean is the Shower?

shower, health, bacteria

Sep. 18, 2009

Tiny T-Rex

dinosaur, trex, evolution

Sep. 18, 2009

Late Blight Up Close

late blight, potato, tomato

Sep. 18, 2009

Studying Comet Contents

comet, stardust, amino acid

Sep. 11, 2009

Warming in the Arctic

arctic, climate change, global warming

Aug. 28, 2009

Science News Roundup

roundup ozone dna laughing gas

Aug. 28, 2009

How Cooking Made Us Human

cooking primates homo sapien

Jul. 31, 2009

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Update

flu, influenza, swine flu, outbreak, h1n1

Jul. 31, 2009

The Art of the Natural History Museum

art, artists, natural history, diorama

Jul. 24, 2009

Cell Phone Microscope

cell phone, microscope, developing countries, medical

Jul. 17, 2009

Of Genes and Antibodies

genetics, immunity, immune system, antibodies

Jul. 10, 2009

A New Swine Virus

ebola, marburg, reston, virus, infectious disease

Jul. 03, 2009

Some Projects to Try on Your Summer Vacation (Or Perhaps Not)

diy, experiemnts, chemistry, physics, risk, dangerous

Jun. 26, 2009

Oil from Diatoms

diatoms, algae, alternative energy, biofuels

Jun. 19, 2009

A Package of Dad's Genes

male, genetics, genome, cells, sperm, human development

Jun. 19, 2009

Same-Sex Behavior in the Animal Kingdom

same sex, homosexuality, sexual behavior, animals

May. 29, 2009

The Body's Bacteria

skin, bacteria

May. 29, 2009

DNA Art

dna, art, science, genetics

May. 22, 2009

Gardening with Native Plants

plants, garden, native plants

May. 22, 2009

Food Shortages and Civilization

fear, lester brown, civilization, food, agriculture

May. 15, 2009

The Modern Dog

dog, genetics, evolution, communnication

May. 01, 2009

Studying a Baby Mammoth

mammoth, paleontology

May. 01, 2009

Wildlife CSI

forensics, wildlife, poaching, smuggling

Apr. 24, 2009

Better Brewing through Synthetic Biology?

synthetic biology, beer, yeast

Apr. 17, 2009

Night Vision and DNA

eye, vision, dna, genetics

Apr. 17, 2009

A Community of Ancient Bacteria

bacteria, glacier, antarctica, ice, blood falls

Apr. 10, 2009

Texas Schools and Evolution

evolution, creationism, darwin

Apr. 10, 2009

Brown Fat

brown fat, calories, weight, diet, nutrition

Apr. 03, 2009

Astrobiology and the Origins of Life

astrobiology, life, extraterrestrial, alien life

Mar. 20, 2009

Darwin's Supporting Evidence

florida, biology, evolution, darwin

Mar. 06, 2009

Viral Bacteria-Killers

phage, virus, MRSA, antibiotics

Mar. 06, 2009

Caring for White-Nose Syndrome Bats

bats, caves, white nose syndrome

Mar. 06, 2009

Oldest Fossil Brain Discovered

brain, fossil, fish

Feb. 06, 2009

Contaminating Planets

planet, mars, earth, biology, astrobiology

Feb. 06, 2009

Google Ocean?

google earth, oceans, earle

Feb. 06, 2009

Largest Snake

snake, fossil, titanoboa, climate

Feb. 06, 2009

Ancient Whale Relative Gave Birth on Land

whale, land, evolution, fossil

Feb. 06, 2009

A Year of Darwin

darwin, evolution

Jan. 30, 2009

Comic Book Teaches Genetics, Biology

comics, art, science, graphic novel

Jan. 30, 2009

Harold Varmus

varmus, science policy, biology, cancer, obama

Jan. 23, 2009

Warming Temperatures Hurt Western Trees

trees, forests, climate change

Jan. 16, 2009

Antimicrobial Copper?

copper, infections, health

Jan. 16, 2009

Human-Driven Evolution

fishing, hunting, evolution

Jan. 16, 2009

Methane On Mars

mars, methane

Jan. 16, 2009

50 Years of Pheromones

phereomones, signalling

Jan. 02, 2009

Controlling Mosquitoes With Bacteria

mosquito, virus, bacteria

Jan. 02, 2009

Sniffle, Sneeze, Urrp: Time for Colds and Flu

colds, flu, health, medicine

Dec. 26, 2008

Holiday Birding

birds, birding, christmas bird count

Dec. 26, 2008

Birdscapes Pop-up Book

birds, sounds, book

Dec. 26, 2008

Shade-Grown Coffee Not Just for the Birds

coffee, birds

Dec. 19, 2008

2008 Science News In Review

2008, year in review, news

Nov. 21, 2008

A Community of Thousands -- In Your Gut

bacteria, gut, intestine, digestive

Nov. 21, 2008

From Atlantis to Antarctica

extremophiles, atlantis, alvin, antarctica

Nov. 14, 2008

Researchers Discover How Bleach Disinfects

bleach, disinfectant, bacteria

Nov. 07, 2008

Cancer Genome Sequenced

genes, genetics, cancer

Nov. 07, 2008

Synthetic Biology Competition

igem, biological engineering, molecular machines, synthetic biology

Oct. 31, 2008

The Secret of The Mummy's DNA

mummy, dna, mitochondrial dna, evolution

Oct. 31, 2008

Stem Cell Research and the Election

stem cells, medical research, human embryonic stem cells, hsc

Oct. 31, 2008

Bat Crisis Update

bats, wildlife, pollinators, zoonoses, epidemic, fungus

Oct. 31, 2008

Vampire Bats and Other Blood-Suckers

blood, bats, vampires

Oct. 24, 2008

Personal Genome Project

genetics, genome, privacy, genetic testing

Oct. 17, 2008

A New Approach for Antibiotics

TB, antibiotics, disease, medicine

Oct. 17, 2008

A Spark in a Flask and the Origins of Life

life, miller urey, miller-urey, organic chemistry, astrobiology

Oct. 10, 2008

Climate Change And Tropical Habitats

climate change, global warming, tropics, amazon

Oct. 10, 2008

Deep Bacterium Goes it Alone

dna, genetics, ecology, extremophiles, bacteria, bacterium

Sep. 26, 2008

Carl Djerassi's 'Taboos'

djerassi. theater, theatre, art, taboos, play, reproduction

Sep. 12, 2008

Genes -- And How Humans Got Their Dexterity

hand, opposable thumbs, limb development

Sep. 12, 2008

Spore and Evolution

spore, game, computer

Sep. 12, 2008

The Evolution of Beer

beer, lager, genetics, yeast, evolution

Sep. 12, 2008

The Fabulous Fungi

fungi, fungus, mold, yeast, mushrooms

Aug. 29, 2008

Childhood Vaccinations

vaccines, vaccination, autism, measles, public health

Aug. 29, 2008

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

vacation, listener, diy

Aug. 15, 2008

Mass Extinction Event On the Horizon?

mass extinction, biodiversity

Jul. 25, 2008

Tobacco Plants Grow Cancer Vaccines

cancer, genetics, biopharm, cancer vaccines

Jul. 18, 2008

Stomach Bug May Help Battle Asthma

asthma, allergies, ulcers, bacteria, pylori

Jul. 11, 2008

Genetics and ADHD

adhd, brain, genetics

Jul. 11, 2008

A Coral Catastrophe?

coral, ocean, environment, global warming, climate change

Jun. 27, 2008

A Census of the Oceans

ocean, sea, marine life

Jun. 27, 2008

The Sweet Smell of Science

smell, scent, aroma, olfaction, senses

Jun. 20, 2008

Coffee Smell Wakes Up Genes

coffee, stress, genetics, sleep

Jun. 20, 2008

Art Conservation and Preservation

art conservation, art preservation, art restoration

Jun. 13, 2008

Prochlorococcus

prochlorococcys, photosynthesis, marine life,

Jun. 13, 2008

Only a Theory

evolution, creationism, intelligent design

Jun. 13, 2008

Tomatoes and Salmonella

tomato, salmonella, foodborne illness, food safety

May. 30, 2008

New Government Report Tackles Global Warming Effects

climate, weatehr, climate change, global warming

May. 30, 2008

Organism Captures Foreign DNA

rotifer, dna, genes, genetics

May. 23, 2008

A Real Computer Bug?

computers, biology, biotechnology

May. 16, 2008

Great Lakes Water Issues

water, lakes, great lakes, milwaukee, environment, invasive species

May. 09, 2008

Weedkiller Worries

atrazine, pesticides, chemical, hormonal, hormone, endocrine

Apr. 25, 2008

Tiny Beetle, Big Impact

trees, carbon dioxide, carbon sequestration, climate, ecosystems

Apr. 25, 2008

More Evidence for Dinosaur / Bird Link

dinosaurs, paleontology, birds, fossils, evolution

Apr. 18, 2008

Bat Die-Off Mystery

bats, ecology, ecosystem, fungus, white nose syndrome, white-nose syndrome

Apr. 11, 2008

Public Access to NIH Research

nih, research, open access

Apr. 04, 2008

Bacteria That Eat Antibiotics

bacteria, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance

Apr. 04, 2008

Phages Fight Bacteria

bacteriophage, phage, luria, bacteria

Apr. 04, 2008

Genetic Testing

genetics, gemone, health, medicine,

Mar. 21, 2008

Sensing the Atmosphere of Distant Planets

exoplanets, astrobiology, methane, astronomy

Mar. 07, 2008

Genetic Marker for Breast Cancer

cancer, genetics, genome, risk, genetic markers

Mar. 07, 2008

Arctic 'Doomsday' Seed Vault Opens

biodiversity, seeds, disaster, crops, agriculture

Feb. 29, 2008

Anticipating Synthetic Biology

genetics, biobricks, synthetic biology, bioengineering, biotechnology

Feb. 29, 2008

A Connection Between Bacteria and Meteorology?

bacteria, snow, ice, clouds, cloud seeding

Feb. 22, 2008

Mapping Emerging Diseases

disease, virus, emerging infectious disease, health

Feb. 22, 2008

Mapping Human Genetic Diversity

genetics, human evolution, migration, genome, diversity

Feb. 15, 2008

State of the Oceans

oceans, ecosystems, water, coral, fish

Jan. 25, 2008

Judah Folkman's Legacy

folkman, cancer, angiogenesis

Jan. 25, 2008

Synthetic Genome

genome, artificial life, genetics, biotechnology

Jan. 11, 2008

Monarch Migration Molecular Mechanism

monarch, butterflies, migration, circadian clock,

Dec. 28, 2007

Wildlife Safari

safari wildlife field work research sound photography

Dec. 14, 2007

Coral in Crisis

coral, oceans, reefs, coral reefs

Dec. 07, 2007

Education and Evolution in Texas

evolution, creationism, intelligent design, education

Dec. 07, 2007

Did Life Start in Mica?

life, urey, primordial soup, biochemistry

Dec. 07, 2007

Amir Aczel 'The Jesuit and the Skull'

skull, evolution, religion, Teilhard de Chardin

Nov. 30, 2007

Stem Cells in Review

stem cells, ethics, medicine, biotechnology

Nov. 23, 2007

The World Without Us

life, extinction, ecology

Nov. 16, 2007

Hydrogen from a Bacterial Brew

energy, hydrogen, bacteria

Nov. 16, 2007

Monkey Clones and Stem Cells

clones, stem cells, embryonic stem cells

Nov. 16, 2007

Michael Novacek and 'Terra'

paleontology, dinosaurs, biology, amnh

Nov. 02, 2007

Building a Brainbow

brain, neuroscience, neurology, nervous system

Oct. 19, 2007

Multi-Drug-Resistant Infections

infection, ear, bacteria, drug resistance

Oct. 19, 2007

Influenza Update

flu, influenza, infectious disease

Oct. 12, 2007

Cancer Update with Robert Weinberg

cancer, health, oncogenes, tumors

Oct. 12, 2007

Deep-Sea Biodiversity

bacteria, hydrothermal, biodiversity

Sep. 28, 2007

Ice Age Extinctions

mammoths, exinction, impact

Sep. 28, 2007

Hunting Mammoth DNA

mammoth, genetics, dna

Aug. 10, 2007

Ancient DNA

dna, bacteria, space, life

Jul. 20, 2007

Scientists Scour Genome For Clues About Disease

genetics, genome, snips, snps, genome-wide association, disease

Jun. 29, 2007

Giant Penguin Fossils Found In Peru

pengiuns, evolution, paleontology, fossils

Jun. 29, 2007

Diaper Data Sheds Light On Intestinal Development

diet, nutrition, food, child development, bacteria
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