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Just Check It!

By | December 5, 2005

It's just past midnight and a Vienna rave is at full-throttle, packed with sweaty dancers pulsing to an electronic beat.


Buy your own lab

By | November 7, 2005

Anyone can buy naming rights to a star, but Gary and Linda Dower are hoping to pick up their very own observatory.


Scientists: Kenya Wants You!

By | October 24, 2005

The Institute of Primate Research, in the Ololua forest about 20 kilometers outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has been in operation since it was founded by the archaeologist Louis Leakey in 1960.


To Fight Plague, Look to Russia's Past

By | October 10, 2005

A century before Ebola, SARS, or avian flu began making head-lines, another invisible killer was carving a swath of death and fear across the Russian Empire: the plague.


Hair, the Call of the Wild

By | September 12, 2005

Jack London once said that he would "rather be ashes than dust."


Stand (Swim, Wriggle, Crawl, or Fly) and Be Counted

By | July 18, 2005

The scientists were already massing when I arrived at Bronx River Forest on a steamy June morning.


Please Stop, You're Interfering With My Research

By | June 20, 2005

Thank you, members of Congress, for the opportunity to address you at this hearing today.


Banking on Biology

By | May 23, 2005

If you were a small business owner looking for a loan, you'd expect financial and perhaps accounting advice from your banker.


Spring has Sprung

By | April 25, 2005

On a recent visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the witch hazel was just beginning to bloom, the magnolia trees were budding, but in the herbarium staging area, it was still spring training.


In Search of Bugs

By | March 28, 2005

, premieres on PBS, April 17).


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