drug addiction, microbiology, culture
Tenacious Termites
Tenacious Termites
Tracy Vence | Feb 1, 2014
Formosan subterranean termites evade deadly pathogens by building nests lined with their own feces.
Self-Improvement Through the Ages
Self-Improvement Through the Ages
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
A 50,000-generation-long experiment shows that bacteria keep getting fitter.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2014
February 2014's selection of notable quotes
An Offensive Playbook
An Offensive Playbook
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2014
Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain
Pain and Progress
Pain and Progress
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?
Science Cartoonist Doesn’t Draw “Funny Style”
Science Cartoonist Doesn’t Draw “Funny Style”
Becca Cudmore | Jan 31, 2014
Sidney Harris communicates science with minimal line work.
Bacteria by Design
Bacteria by Design
Jef Akst | Jan 30, 2014
A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome.
Review: “Green Porno”
Review: “Green Porno”
Ajai Raj | Jan 29, 2014
Isabella Rossellini explores nature’s kinky side in a one-woman show.
Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed
Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed
Ajai Raj | Jan 16, 2014
A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound. 
Gut Microbes Prevent Locust Swarms
Gut Microbes Prevent Locust Swarms
Jef Akst | Jan 15, 2014
Migratory locusts are less likely to aggregate into crop-devastating swarms when infected by the parasite Paranosema locustae.