drug addiction, microbiology, culture
Early Evidence
Early Evidence
Abby Olena | Mar 1, 2014
Fossilized structures suggest that mat-forming microbes have been around for almost 3.5 billion years.
Is Earth Special?
Is Earth Special?
David Waltham | Mar 1, 2014
Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2014
March 2014's selection of notable quotes
A Wine Bacterium’s Proteome
A Wine Bacterium’s Proteome
Abby Olena | Feb 26, 2014
Scientists map the partial proteome of a common lactic acid bacterium.
How a Microbe Resists Its Own Antibiotics
How a Microbe Resists Its Own Antibiotics
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2014
Researchers reveal the molecular mechanisms of Streptomyces platensis’s defense from its own antibiotics, which inhibit fatty acid synthesis in other microbes.
Review: “Please Continue”
Review: “Please Continue”
Tracy Vence | Feb 11, 2014
A play that dramatizes Stanley Milgram’s infamous social psychology experiments from the 1960s captures the personal side of human research.
Microbial Smog
Microbial Smog
Jef Akst | Feb 3, 2014
Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, are adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.
Book Excerpt from <em>Buddhist Biology</em>
Book Excerpt from Buddhist Biology
David P. Barash | Feb 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “A Science Sutra,” author David Barash describes how the ancient philosophy might form the perfect link between science and religion.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2014
Me, Myself, and Why, RedDevil 4, Neanderthal Man, and Science from Sight to Insight
The Necrobiome
The Necrobiome
Chris Palmer | Feb 1, 2014
Next-generation sequencing of the bacterial assemblages that inhabit a corpse throughout decomposition improve time-of-death estimates.