Posts in: biology

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Fishing for DNA

Fishing for DNA

A genetic technique offers new perspective on life in New York City’s rivers

By | Posted August 1, 2016

The original ant farms

The original ant farms

The remarkable leafcutter ant is spurring some wild ideas about agriculture, medicine and the nature of ecosystems

By | Posted July 6, 2016

Why does whiskey feel like it burns?

Why does whiskey feel like it burns?

The science behind alcohol’s heat

By | Posted April 27, 2016

cancer cells under a microscope

What is cancer?

How one cell transforms into a disease

By | Posted March 9, 2016

human eye

Your eyes are subatomic particle detectors

How your body turns light into electricity, and then into images

By | Posted February 24, 2016

Blame it on the moon

Blame it on the moon

The super blood moon reminds us not to fall for correlations and confirmation biases

By | Posted October 1, 2015

Is there a reason for grief?

Is there a reason for grief?

Scientists are tackling this all-consuming emotion

By | Posted July 30, 2015

Origins of cooperation are still fair game

Origins of cooperation are still fair game

Scientists continue to debate whether experiments can show that our primate ancestors evolved fairness, or if cooperation is uniquely human

By | Posted January 7, 2015

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

A new study looks at survival of the fittest in an increasingly warm world

By | Posted October 4, 2014

How often should I take my pet to the vet?

How often should I take my pet to the vet?

The answer is at the heart of a multi-million dollar advertising campaign by the veterinary industry

By | Posted September 18, 2014

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