consumer genomics, neuroscience, ecology
Colony Collapse from Pesticides?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 9, 2012
Yet another study demonstrates that how pesticides might be related to the collapse of wild bee colonies.
Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012
A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
Whirlpool Bistros
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
Fish adapt to feed for months along the entire depth of massive oceanic whirlpools that are rich in nutrients and plankton.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2012
April 2012's selection of notable quotes
Pesticide Problems for Bees
Pesticide Problems for Bees
Sabrina Richards | Mar 30, 2012
Bees exposed to neonicotinoids, a widely-used class of pesticide, navigate poorly and produce fewer queens, suggesting a role for neonicotinoids in colony collapse.
So You Think About Dance?
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 30, 2012
Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.
A Beautiful Mind
Megan Scudellari | Mar 29, 2012
The human brain is an organized, 3D grid composed of elegant, ribbon-like fibers.
More Maternal Effort Means More Robust Offspring
Sabrina Richards | Mar 28, 2012
House wrens forced to invest extra resources in their offspring produced bigger sons and daughters with stronger immune systems.
McKnight Neuroscientist Dies
Jef Akst | Mar 26, 2012
William Luttge, the founding executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, passes away.