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Run, Don’t Walk from… the Slime Mold?

Run, Don’t Walk from… the Slime Mold?

Recent research on slime molds shows that they can make complex decisions about nutrition

By | Posted February 11, 2010

See, Urchin!

See, Urchin!

Spiky echinoderms use spines for complex vision

By | Posted February 7, 2010

They Got the Beat

They Got the Beat

Rhythm in animals reveals evolution of human music

By | Posted February 5, 2010

The Immortal Woman Who Science Stole and History Tried to Forget

The Immortal Woman Who Science Stole and History Tried to Forget

Rebecca Skloot’s new book reveals untold truths about one of medical science’s most important tools

By | Posted February 3, 2010

What Makes Snot Turn Green?

What Makes Snot Turn Green?

We all do it, one time or another. You blow your nose for what must be the hundredth time that day. Before you throw out the tissue, you take a surreptitious glance inside. Rather than the usual clear or slight yellow, you see something different. Something green. Suddenly, your snot resembles the color palette of […]

By | Posted February 1, 2010

How to Build a Living Machine

How to Build a Living Machine

A molecular biologist gives a common organism a remarkable skill using man-made genes

By | Posted January 27, 2010

Bionic Bugs

Bionic Bugs

The Defense Department’s attempts to merge insects and electronics are benefiting science more than the military

By | Posted January 22, 2010

The Shocking Truth: Trees are Electric

The Shocking Truth: Trees are Electric

New circuits tap into electric currents generated by bigleaf maple trees

By | Posted January 8, 2010

Revealing Same-Sex Attraction’s Evolutionary Role

Revealing Same-Sex Attraction’s Evolutionary Role

One researcher brings back a dead hypothesis

By | Posted January 6, 2010

Can DNA Tests Reveal Nationality?

Can DNA Tests Reveal Nationality?

Scientists say no, but U.K. pilot program gathers data anyway

By | Posted December 30, 2009

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