ENCODE, culture, immunology
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. 
A Ribbeting Tale
A Ribbeting Tale
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2014
A famous frog-hopping contest yields data that challenge previous lab estimates of how far a bullfrog can jump.
Evolution’s Stowaways
Evolution’s Stowaways
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.
Fantastical Fish, circa 1719
Fantastical Fish, circa 1719
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
A collection of colorful drawings compiled by publisher Louis Renard sheds light on eighteenth-century science.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2014
Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains
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
How HIV Destroys Immune Cells
How HIV Destroys Immune Cells
Dan Cossins | Dec 19, 2013
During HIV infection, CD4 T cells in lymphoid tissues initiate a highly inflammatory form of cell death that helps cripple the immune system.
 
Dogs, Dust Microbes, and Allergies
Dogs, Dust Microbes, and Allergies
Ed Yong | Dec 16, 2013
Dust-borne bacteria from houses with dogs can prevent allergies in mice by changing their gut microbes.
Cancer and Immune Cells Merge
Cancer and Immune Cells Merge
Kate Yandell | Dec 16, 2013
Mouse colon cancer cells can fuse with macrophages, leading to changes in tumor growth.