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A Prosthetic Advantage?
A Prosthetic Advantage?
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are analyzing how factors such as the length and stiffness of artificial limbs affect performance in athletes with amputations.
A Bacteria-Laden Shirt That Ventilates in Response to Sweat
A Bacteria-Laden Shirt That Ventilates in Response to Sweat
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2017
Exposure to the body’s humidity causes a film of the microbes to change shape, opening flaps in the garment to allow for increased airflow.
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2017
Important pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan’s largest metropolis.
From Mass Death, Life
From Mass Death, Life
Steve Graff | Aug 15, 2017
When thousands of animals die during mass migrations, ecosystems accommodate the corpses and new cycles are set in motion.
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
Catherine Offord | Aug 3, 2017
Anthropologists make use of forensic science to delve into historical mysteries.
Recreating Fish Migration Written Through Environmental Genomics
Recreating Fish Migration Written Through Environmental Genomics
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
Scientists examine floating traces of DNA left by fish to better understand New York’s aquatic life.
Nine Decades of Environmental Change Resurrected From Swedish Seas
Nine Decades of Environmental Change Resurrected From Swedish Seas
Claire Asher | Jul 17, 2017
Scientists bring marine plankton back to life to study past climate change.
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Philip Jaekl | Jul 17, 2017
New methods could propel investigation of neural “PGO” wave patterns that may underlie critical aspects of visual experience, dreaming, and even psychosis.
The Evolutionary Roots of Instinct
The Evolutionary Roots of Instinct
Becca Cudmore | Jul 17, 2017
Did behaviors that seem ingrained become fixed through epigenetic mechanisms and ancestral learning?
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
Ignacio Amigo | Jun 1, 2017
Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.