Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes
Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes
Microbiologists identify diatoms, algae, and cyanobacteria species from samples above a mountaintop in France.
Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes
Clouds and Rain Carry a Menagerie of Photosynthetic Microbes

Microbiologists identify diatoms, algae, and cyanobacteria species from samples above a mountaintop in France.

Microbiologists identify diatoms, algae, and cyanobacteria species from samples above a mountaintop in France.

breeding, developmental biology, microbiology, neuroscience
Machine Learning “Very Easy to Abuse”
Machine Learning “Very Easy to Abuse”
Carrie Arnold | Jun 24, 2019
Microbiologist Nick Loman talks about the power of artificial intelligence and the best way to use it.
Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever
Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 24, 2019
The devastating outbreak of the disease that has led to millions of pig deaths in East Asia has intensified efforts to develop a vaccine quickly, but the virus presents several challenges that are yet to be overcome.
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Diana Kwon | Jun 18, 2019
Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies using EEG or tDCS are becoming increasingly popular, but some scientists are concerned about the lack of evidence for efficacy.
Image of the Day: Phantom Limbs
Image of the Day: Phantom Limbs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 17, 2019
Researchers study how oxygen around an embryo helps shape the way feet and digits form in amphibians and chickens.
Enterovirus Might Be Behind Kids’ Paralysis: Preprint
Enterovirus Might Be Behind Kids’ Paralysis: Preprint
Catherine Offord | Jun 17, 2019
Researchers identify a possible driver of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like disease diagnosed in more than 500 children over the last few years.
FDA Suspends Clinical Trials Involving Fecal Transplants
FDA Suspends Clinical Trials Involving Fecal Transplants
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 14, 2019
The agency issued a safety warning after two patients contracted antibiotic-resistant infections and one of the patients died.
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 7, 2019
Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren’t hard-wired.
Knight on the Microbiome
Knight on the Microbiome
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
See the University of California, San Diego’s Rob Knight give a TED Talk on the emerging importance of our microbial hitchhikers.
Microbial Motors
Microbial Motors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Watch a type IV pilus, which powers some bacterial species' movement, in action.