history, developmental biology
Books on the <em>Beagle</em>
Books on the Beagle
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 17, 2014
An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 
Imaging Intercourse, 1493
Imaging Intercourse, 1493
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jul 1, 2014
For centuries, scientists have been trying to understand the mechanics of human intercourse. MRI technology made it possible for them to get an inside view.
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2014
A study documents boys with autism who were exposed to elevated levels of testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones in utero.
Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953
Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
The Green Revolution of the 20th century began with Norman Borlaug’s development of a short-statured, large-grained wheat.
H.M.’s Brain
H.M.’s Brain
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 9, 2014
Scenes from the labs that study the unique organ
H.M.’s Brain, 1953–Present
H.M.’s Brain, 1953–Present
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
A temporal lobectomy led to profound memory impairment in a man who became the subject of neuroscientists for the rest of his life—and beyond.
The Telltale Tail
The Telltale Tail
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2014
Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.
Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain
Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain
Kate Yandell | Apr 2, 2014
Researchers complete an atlas depicting gene expression across the developing human brain.