The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Most Recent

image: Ocean Plastic Aid Insects

Ocean Plastic Aid Insects

By | May 10, 2012

Floating pools of plastic debris in the Pacific offer more surfaces for marine insects to lay eggs.

3 Comments

image: Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

By | May 10, 2012

Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.

6 Comments

image: Money for Team Research

Money for Team Research

By | May 9, 2012

The University of Michigan is funding exploratory ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries with $20,000 a pop.

2 Comments

image: Bacterial Computing?

Bacterial Computing?

By | May 9, 2012

Researchers coax bacteria to produce tiny magnets and electrical wires that may be used to build advanced electronics.

4 Comments

image: Dwarf Mammoth Once Roamed Crete

Dwarf Mammoth Once Roamed Crete

By | May 9, 2012

Researchers analyze a diminutive forelimb bone, calling it conclusive evidence that a tiny mammoth resided on the Greek island.

4 Comments

Rural Teens Have Fewer Allergies

By | May 8, 2012

The diversity of microbes in the great outdoors may protect against inflammatory disorders.

2 Comments

image: Hundreds of Marine Animals Dead

Hundreds of Marine Animals Dead

By | May 8, 2012

Rising temperatures and El Niño weather patterns may be killing pelicans, dolphins, and other animals in Peru.

2 Comments

image: Death by Lab-Acquired Infection?

Death by Lab-Acquired Infection?

By | May 8, 2012

A researcher dead from a meningococcal infection may have acquired it in his laboratory.

6 Comments

image: Sanofi Thief Reprimanded

Sanofi Thief Reprimanded

By | May 8, 2012

A former Sanofi research scientist is sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets.

0 Comments

image: Gene Signaling by Remote

Gene Signaling by Remote

By | May 7, 2012

Nanoparticles in mice can be switched on to activate insulin production using a radio signal.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Running on Empty
    Features Running on Empty

    Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.

  2. Athletes’ Microbiomes Differ from Nonathletes
  3. Gut Feeling
    Daily News Gut Feeling

    Sensory cells of the mouse intestine let the brain know if certain compounds are present by speaking directly to gut neurons via serotonin.

  4. Immune Cells Deliver Cancer Drugs to the Brain
AAAS