legal system, ecology, microbiology
Lichen Legion
Lichen Legion
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 2, 2014
Genetic analysis splits one species into 126.
The Sooner, The Better
The Sooner, The Better
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jul 1, 2014
New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.
Emperor Penguins on Thin Ice
Emperor Penguins on Thin Ice
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 30, 2014
A new model suggests emperor penguin populations could decline by 19 percent by 2100.
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Tracy Vence | Jun 30, 2014
Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.
Mobile Microbiome
Mobile Microbiome
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 26, 2014
Cell phones are populated with many bacteria commonly found on users’ hands. 
The Wound Microbiome
The Wound Microbiome
Kerry Grens | Jun 23, 2014
Determining which critters are present in an infected wound could aid in treatment, particularly of soldiers injured in combat.
Re-examining Rots
Re-examining Rots
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Fungi that digest wood in novel ways could fuel new avenues of research on cellulosic ethanol, and suggest a need to move beyond traditional classification systems.  
Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?
Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?
Jef Akst | Jun 12, 2014
A study implicates the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as causing stroke or heart attack following stress.
Combating Asian Carp
Combating Asian Carp
Jef Akst | Jun 5, 2014
A new plan to protect the Great Lakes from the invasive species is set in motion.
Skin Thief
Skin Thief
Jef Akst | Jun 3, 2014
A Pennsylvania man has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of human skin from a biotechnology company.