Posts in: Life Science

Paper wasps follow a secret succession line

Paper wasps follow a secret succession line

One species of wasps innately knows the order of queens-to-come in the colony and avoids internal conflict

By | Posted October 5, 2012

Gin in your genes?

Gin in your genes?

Scientists know that about half of alcoholism risk comes from your DNA, but which genes in particular are responsible, and why does it matter?

By | Posted September 19, 2012

Night diving by coral light

Night diving by coral light

David Gruber studies glowing creatures and glowing proteins

By | Posted July 11, 2012

The epigenetic jury is still out on C-sections

The epigenetic jury is still out on C-sections

A new scientific field investigates delivery methods

By | Posted June 12, 2012

Guernsey of Bergen Street

Guernsey of Bergen Street

Life of a Brooklyn street cat

By | Posted May 17, 2012

Solving the genomic jigsaw puzzle

Solving the genomic jigsaw puzzle

The price of DNA sequencing has fallen precipitously. But at what cost?

By | Posted May 1, 2012

Want to discover a new species? Become a botanist.

Want to discover a new species? Become a botanist.

A Q&A with New York Botanical Garden’s James S. Miller

By | Posted April 1, 2012

Changing faster than the climate

Changing faster than the climate

These threatened species are unexpectedly surviving, even harnessing, global warming

By | Posted March 21, 2012

The skin we're in

The skin we’re in

Skin color, it turns out, is little more than adaptation in action

By | Posted February 19, 2012

Animal heaven

Animal heaven

A Manhattan vet cultivates a refuge for pets and pet-lovers

By | Posted February 16, 2012