cloning, evolution, microbiology
Fighting Back
Fighting Back
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2016
Plants can’t run away from attackers, so they’ve evolved unique immune defenses to protect themselves.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
February 2016's selection of notable quotes
iDarwin
iDarwin
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2016
A synthetic interview with the father of evolutionary theory, now available as a smartphone app, teaches students and the public about the famed biologist.
The Mycobiome
The Mycobiome
Mahmoud Ghannoum | Feb 1, 2016
The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease.
The Fungi Within
The Fungi Within
Mahmoud Ghannoum | Feb 1, 2016
Diverse fungal species live in and on the human body.
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37
Lizard Secretes Heat
Lizard Secretes Heat
Bob Grant | Jan 25, 2016
Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.
Counting Cells
Counting Cells
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2016
A person likely carries the same number of human and microbial cells, according to a new estimate.
How Multicellularity Arose
How Multicellularity Arose
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2016
Researchers identify a molecule that may have been key to the surprisingly common transition from single-celled ancestors to today’s complex, multicellular organisms. 
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes