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Bacteria live on caffeine
Tia Ghose | Jun 10, 2011
Researchers discover that some bugs crave the buzz of caffeine.
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 9, 2011
Two sisters—Kate, a developmental biologist, and Helen, a high-end fashion designer—team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life.
outbreak source still a mystery
Tia Ghose | Jun 7, 2011
The source of the deadly bacterial infections remains unknown.
Hard and Harder
Michael K. Gusmano | Jun 5, 2011
The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.
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The Wild Life of Our Bodies
Rob Dunn | Jun 4, 2011
In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.
One-Man NIH, 1887
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2011
As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease.
The rhythm of biology
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2011
An art exhibit in New York City explores the science behind our reaction to sounds and sensations.
Dominique Bergmann: Probing Plant Pores
Jef Akst | Jun 3, 2011
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University. Age: 41
Richard P. Grant | Jun 1, 2011
The Evolutionary World
, Vermeij takes on the skeptics—both those with valid questions and those with irrational ones—and shows how the struggle for existence leads to variety and creativity.
The Gravity of Life
Rob Dunn | Jun 1, 2011
Whose well-being is threatened by our changing relationship with the myriad organisms that shaped the evolution of our species?