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Karmella Haynes - Artist
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2013
December 2013's Scientist to Watch is also an accomplished painter.
Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2013
A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.
The Origin of Species
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2013
Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.
Bacteria Can Integrate Degraded DNA
Kerry Grens | Nov 18, 2013
In lab experiments, bacteria usurp small, damaged fragments of DNA, including those from a 43,000-year-old woolly mammoth.
Abby Olena | Nov 18, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Abby Olena | Nov 17, 2013
Scientists show that bacteria continue to become more fit, even over tens of thousands of generations.
Tracy Vence | Nov 11, 2013
Researchers show that symbiotic bacteria can help hyenas communicate with one another.
Bob Grant | Nov 11, 2013
Researchers find a new bacterial species lurking in clean rooms used to assemble spacecraft at NASA and the European Space Agency.
Abby Olena | Nov 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of