heart, culture
Engineered Hearts Beat
Engineered Hearts Beat
Kate Yandell | Aug 15, 2013
Human stem cells take up residence in mouse hearts stripped of their own components, restoring some of the organs’ function.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2013
August 2013's selection of notable quotes
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
Humans continue to scan the cosmos for a familiar brand of intelligence while ignoring a deeper form that pulses here at home.
Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction
Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2013
Crescent, An Empty Land of Plenty, Prophet of Bones, and Equilateral
Book Excerpt from <em>Cosmic Apprentice</em>
Book Excerpt from Cosmic Apprentice
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
In Chapter 9, “Life Gave Earth the Blues,” author Dorion Sagan addresses the planet’s exuberant color palette, evoking the contribution of industrious microbes.
A Fly on the Wall
A Fly on the Wall
Dan Cossins | Jul 19, 2013
A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.
Choir Singers Synchronize Heartbeats
Choir Singers Synchronize Heartbeats
Chris Palmer | Jul 10, 2013
Singers in a choir unconsciously coordinate their breathing patterns, which leads to synchronized heart rates, especially during slow chanting.
Stem-Cell Heart Repair Questioned
Stem-Cell Heart Repair Questioned
Dan Cossins | Jul 8, 2013
A new analysis finds hundreds of discrepancies in publications from a German researcher who claims to have repaired diseased hearts using stem-cell therapy.
 
Widening the Fertile Window
Widening the Fertile Window
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Jul 1, 2013
Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will