Posts in: biology

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Majestic birds or rats with wings?

Majestic birds or rats with wings?

The ubiquitous city pigeon may not deserve its bad reputation

By | Posted November 25, 2016

The inner lives of fish

The inner lives of fish

If fish feel pain and pleasure, what should we do?

By | Posted November 7, 2016

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

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