Author: Meredith Knight

The Pill: A Blessing And A Curse

The Pill: A Blessing And A Curse

We know the pill’s safe in the short term, but what happens to long-term users?

By Meredith Knight | Posted November 30, 2007

Genetic Flower Power

Genetic Flower Power

Studying wild mustard weed may uncover the way the environment and genetics interact during a crucial moment in the life of a plant.

By Meredith Knight | Posted November 2, 2007

How come my sleep cycle gets so out of wack?

How come my sleep cycle gets so out of wack?

– asks Erica from Brooklyn

By Meredith Knight | Posted October 15, 2007

Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others?

Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others?

– asks Allison from Austin

By Meredith Knight | Posted September 10, 2007

Too Big for Its Britches

Too Big for Its Britches

The Atlantic Yards development will push South Brooklyn’s over-taxed plumbing infrastructure to the max.

By Meredith Knight | Posted August 3, 2007

Scienceline Contributors Finalists for Journalism Award

It’s no Pulitzer, but we sure are pleased!

By Meredith Knight | Posted July 25, 2007

Spring Is Here, But It's Still January

Spring Is Here, But It’s Still January

Global warming already makes plants bloom earlier, what’s next?

By Meredith Knight | Posted June 26, 2007

A Pandemic's Dirty Tricks

A Pandemic’s Dirty Tricks

Researchers use modern techniques to solve the mystery behind the deadliest flu virus.

By Meredith Knight | Posted May 6, 2007

Is there really a truth serum?

Is there really a truth serum?

– asks Jessica from San Francisco

By Meredith Knight | Posted April 23, 2007

The Other Greenhouse Gas

The Other Greenhouse Gas

An often ignored greenhouse gas makes predicting climate even more uncertain.

By Meredith Knight | Posted March 23, 2007

ZipCar is Magic

ZipCar is Magic

The locksmith of yesteryear can’t compete with the technology of tomorrow.

By Meredith Knight | Posted January 31, 2007

Scienceline, The Next Generation

Scienceline, The Next Generation

A message from the new editorial staff.

By Meredith Knight | Posted January 22, 2007

Fight Yeast, Heal People

Fight Yeast, Heal People

Aaron Mitchell uses genetics to ward off a potentially deadly type of yeast.

By Meredith Knight | Posted December 14, 2006

I've heard about a gravity beam that can send people through space. Is that for real?

I’ve heard about a gravity beam that can send people through space. Is that for real?

— asks Ahren Lembke-Windler from Albuquerque, NM.

By Meredith Knight | Posted November 13, 2006

A New Weapon in the War on Sniffles

A New Weapon in the War on Sniffles

The FluChip may revolutionize the way we combat influenza.

By Meredith Knight | Posted October 30, 2006