Rachael Rettner • March 30, 2009
Adding the right kind of bacteria, scientists find, can boost plant growth on poor quality soil.
Lynne Peeples • March 25, 2009
Invasive sea lampreys may soon become vulnerable to a powerful new stake to the heart: irresistible sex pheromones.
Dave Levitan • March 24, 2009
Have you ever heard your date sneeze and thought: “Ooh. She wants me.” No? Me neither. But that apparent non-sequitur isn’t as far-fetched as it seems. One hundred forty-six people […]
Shelley DuBois • March 18, 2009
Scientists listen to the mating songs of disease-carrying mosquitoes in hopes that they’ll use what they learn to control wild populations.
Lindsey Konkel • March 13, 2009
Ordinary citizens make valuable contributions to scientific research.
Lindsey Konkel • March 8, 2009
A recent Ebola Reston outbreak among pigs in the Philippines is cause for concern among some scientists.
Crystal Gammon • January 22, 2009
For researcher Jermel Watkins, forensic science plus high-schoolers and hands-on teaching is the formula for success.
Frederik Joelving • January 20, 2009
Trailblazing our knowledge of aquatic minds, Diana Reiss uses science to fight for dolphin welfare.
Lindsey Konkel • January 19, 2009
One fish’s evolution raises questions about what constitutes a species.
Rachael Rettner • December 31, 2008
A new study finds that gut microbes may help protect against the onset of type 1 diabetes.
Rachael Rettner • December 10, 2008
Improving this enzyme’s function decreases tissue damage during a heart attack and could even help with hangovers.
Lindsey Konkel • December 3, 2008
Eavesdropping plants drop hints about ecosystem health.
Robert Goodier • December 2, 2008
Biofilms. They’re like Frankenstein’s monster in microscopic form. They are living, heaving, powerful patchworks of microscopic creatures that have learned to seize the advantage of numbers. When individual, free-wheeling microbes […]
Brett Israel • November 26, 2008
Hot-growing bacteria may be the key to the next generation of biofuels.
Allison Bond • November 25, 2008
After waiting nearly two hours for a bus in the rain, my muscles felt tight and my pulse was racing. But I dialed up Creedence Clearwater Revival on my iPod, […]