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Putting Up Resistance
Putting Up Resistance
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Will the public swallow science’s best solution to one of the most dangerous wheat pathogens on the planet?
Neuroaesthetics
Neuroaesthetics
Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014
Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.
Deploying the Body’s Army
Deploying the Body’s Army
Jamie Green and Charlotte Ariyan | Apr 1, 2014
Using patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer
RNA World 2.0
RNA World 2.0
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2014
Most scientists believe that ribonucleic acid played a key role in the origin of life on Earth, but the versatile molecule isn’t the whole story.
 
Pain and Progress
Pain and Progress
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?
Genomes Gone Wild
Genomes Gone Wild
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2014
Weird and wonderful, plant DNA is challenging preconceptions about the evolution of life, including our own species.
Tuning the Brain
Tuning the Brain
Andres Lozano | Oct 28, 2013
Deep-brain stimulation is allowing neurosurgeons to adjust the neural activity in specific brain regions to treat thousands of patients with myriad neurological disorders.
A Sense of Mystery
A Sense of Mystery
Dan Cossins | Aug 1, 2013
Researchers from various disciplines are homing in on the mechanics of magnetoreception, an enigmatic sense that some animals use to navigate the globe.
Crowd Control
Crowd Control
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 1, 2013
Molecules, cells, or vertebrates—when individuals move and act as a single unit, surprisingly complex behaviors arise that hint at the origins of multicellularity.
Factoring in Face Time
Factoring in Face Time
Adam Kucharski | Jun 1, 2013
How the study of human social interactions is helping researchers understand the spread of diseases like influenza and HIV