innovation, culture, developmental biology
Unmasking Secret Identities
Unmasking Secret Identities
Kate Yandell | Feb 1, 2014
A tour of techniques for measuring DNA hydroxymethylation
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.
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.
Review: “Green Porno”
Review: “Green Porno”
Ajai Raj | Jan 29, 2014
Isabella Rossellini explores nature’s kinky side in a one-woman show.
Fish of Many Colors
Fish of Many Colors
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2014
Researchers seek insight into the pigmentation patterns of guppies and zebrafish.
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. 
Week in Review: January 6–10
Week in Review: January 6–10
Tracy Vence | Jan 10, 2014
Bacterial genes aid tubeworm settling; pigmentation of ancient reptiles; nascent neurons and vertebrate development; exploring simple synapses; slug-inspired surgical glue
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.