The Salinella salve Mystery
Hayley Dunning | Oct 1, 2012
Salinella salve, an organism described as a single layer of cells, ciliated on both inner and outer surfaces and surrounding…
Of Frogs and Embryos
Karen Hopkin | Sep 1, 2012
Associate Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, John Wallingford, makes his living using cutting-edge microscopic techniques to watch developmental events unfold in real time.
Robo Touch
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2012
Because of a lack of touch, upper-limb prosthetic users must look at their prosthetic hands the whole time they use them. Unfortunately, the prosthetics research community has put most of its efforts into making arms with wider ranges of motion and m
Bottom Dwellers
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 1, 2012
See some of the images brought up from early trips to the Galápagos Rift, where an ecosystem thrives around hydrothermal vents.
Shark Cafés
Jef Akst | Aug 30, 2012
Stanford University’s Barbara Block and colleagues set up acoustic receivers to track sharks throughout the northern Pacific. Fixed buoy receivers and mobile Wave Gliders alert the researchers—and users of the new iPhone/iPad app Shark Net—when a tag
Designing Bat Homes
The Scientist Staff | Aug 2, 2012
Strung between a cluster of trees in a quiet nature reserve in Buffalo, New York, is a collection of large, metal pods. For now, they are quiet day and night, but the pods' architect, Joyce Hwang, hopes that in future twilights, they will be buzzing
Best in Academia, 2012
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2012
Topping this year’s survey of academic researchers is the J. David Gladstone Institutes, a San Francisco-based nonprofit biomedical research organization with a focus on cardiovascular disease, virology and immunology, and neurodegenerative disorders
Painting Macromolecules
Sabrina Richards | Aug 1, 2012
Although originally trained as an architect, Irving Geis dedicated his life to creating images of molecules that taught viewers about their structure and function. Beginning in 1948, Geis illustrated scientific concepts for Scientific American—a job
The Coral Cowboy
Laura Geggel | Jul 20, 2012
Biologist David Gruber dives the glowing ocean to discover new fluorescent molecules that could one day find their way to the lab bench.This slideshow is provided by Scienceline, a project of New York University's Science, Health and Environmenta
Mapping Zoonoses
Mapping Zoonoses
Sabrina Richards | Jul 9, 2012
Diseases that can be shared between humans and animals, like rabies or bovine tuberculosis, have an enormous impact around the world.