Alzheimer's Disease, microbiology, culture
Aristotelian Biology
Aristotelian Biology
Armand Marie Leroi | Sep 1, 2014
The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
An Indomitable Beast, What If?, Superintelligence, and Dataclysm
On the Other Hand
On the Other Hand
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?
The Scientist Staff | Aug 29, 2014
These comma-shape bacteria (Vibrio tasmaniensis) cultured from sand produce iron compounds that promote the growth of other bacteria.
Subglacial Ecosystem
Subglacial Ecosystem
Jef Akst | Aug 22, 2014
Samples from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life.
Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom
Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 21, 2014
Marine viruses may be key players in the death of massive algal blooms that emerge in the ocean, a study shows.
Methylation Tied to Alzheimer’s
Methylation Tied to Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Aug 20, 2014
People with the neurodegenerative disease are more likely to have certain epigenetic patterns than those without.
Microbes in a Tar Pit
Microbes in a Tar Pit
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 8, 2014
Microdroplets of water in a natural asphalt lake are home to active microbial life, a study shows.
Contributors
Contributors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Small Packages
Small Packages
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2014
When proverbs come true