drug development, culture, ecology
Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage
Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
In Chapter 7, “The Green Web,” author Alan de Queiroz describes the evolutionary journey taken by a South American species of sundew plant.
Renard's Menagerie
Renard's Menagerie
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
Some of the fantastical marine life depicted in a rare, 18th-century book
Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking
Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2013
Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2013
More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.
Gender-based Citation Disparities
Gender-based Citation Disparities
Abby Olena | Dec 12, 2013
An analysis reveals that papers with women as key authors are cited less often than those with men as key authors.
Fixing Protein Folding
Fixing Protein Folding
Abby Olena | Dec 9, 2013
A small molecule that stabilizes a misfolded receptor can treat symptoms of a genetic mutation in mice, researchers show.
Waiting in the Wings
Waiting in the Wings
Erin Weeks | Dec 1, 2013
A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.
Biology's Coefficient
Biology's Coefficient
Megan Scudellari | Dec 1, 2013
Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.
Weathering the Storm
Weathering the Storm
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2013
Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo