drug addiction, microbiology, culture
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.
Tenacious Termites
Tenacious Termites
Tracy Vence | Feb 1, 2014
Formosan subterranean termites evade deadly pathogens by building nests lined with their own feces.
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.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2014
Me, Myself, and Why, RedDevil 4, Neanderthal Man, and Science from Sight to Insight
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.
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.