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Slime Mold in Residence

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 2, 2018

At Hampshire College, students and faculty use the amoeba Physarum polycephalum—both a “visiting scholar” and a model organism—to examine human societal and political quandaries.  

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DNA as an Artistic Medium

By Kate Yandell | October 26, 2016

An artist creates images on electrophoresis gels using exhibition visitors’ pooled genetic material.

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Double Take: Science-Inspired Art

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 24, 2016

An ongoing exhibition at Pace University in New York City features paintings and sculptures that relate to math, physics, and biology.

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Five Days, Five Science Plays

By Chris Tachibana | July 1, 2016

Seattle-based science writers and playwrights collaborated to produce theatrical works in a week.

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Invertebrates “All Around Us”

By Tracy Vence | June 13, 2016

Artists and scientists collaborate to highlight the importance of insects and arachnids.

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Anti-Vax Flick Pulled from Film Festival

By Tracy Vence | March 28, 2016

Tribeca Film Festival organizers reverse their decision to screen a documentary by discredited researcher Andrew Wakefield.

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Simulating Scientific Sabotage, For Fun

By Tracy Vence | January 29, 2016

With a card game, researchers make light of the “wacky aspects of scientific research.”

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Channeling Animals

By Molly Sharlach | November 25, 2015

Artists reinterpret structures built by birds, insects, and corals in a new exhibit.

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Exploring the Inner Universe

By Ashley P. Taylor | November 6, 2015

A new American Museum of Natural History exhibit introduces visitors to the microbes within their bodies. 

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image: Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide

Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide

By Ajai Raj | August 17, 2015

Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.

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