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Image of the Day
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2015
A protein complex discovered in
may be capable of sensing magnetism and serves as a clue to how some animal species navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 31, 2015
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.
More-Stable DNA Origami
Tracy Vence | Jul 23, 2015
Scientists build nanoscale mesh models of a rabbit and a human stick figure, among other things.
Staff | Jun 30, 2015
Scientist to Watch Shawn Douglas explains the annual competition he established to introduce students to molecular programming.
Shawn Douglas: DNA Programmer
Andy Extance | Jun 30, 2015
Assistant professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 34
Hawkmoth Brains Slow During Dusk Meals
Bob Grant | Jun 15, 2015
This helps the insects collect as much visual information as possible from the gently swaying flowers on which they dine.
William Greenleaf: Born for Biophysics
Anna Azvolinsky | May 31, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University. Age: 35
Turning Over a New Leaf
Staff | May 31, 2015
Meet William Greenleaf, Stanford University geneticist and June 2015's Scientist to Watch
Jenny Rood | Mar 11, 2015
Tiny water-repellent spines on a gecko’s skin help keep the lizard dry in humid conditions.
Q&A: A Taste for Science
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2015
A conversation with biophysicist Christophe Lavelle