legal system, genetics & genomics, microbiology, ecology, evolution
Opinion: What Is Life?
Edward N. Trifonov | Feb 16, 2012
Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.
TB Screen Glows Green
Sabrina Richards | Feb 13, 2012
Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.
Darwin Day Celebrations
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 13, 2012
As institutions around the world start celebrations of Darwin Day, New York reveals a digitized catalog of Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.
How the Zebra Got Its Stripes
Jef Akst | Feb 9, 2012
Zebras may have evolved their striped coat to avoid blood-sucking flies.
Fukushima Birds Affected
Sabrina Richards | Feb 9, 2012
Radiation in Fukushima Prefecture is reducing bird populations less than 1 year since the nuclear disaster.
Peppered Moths Re-examined
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 9, 2012
The textbook example of Darwinian evolution is tested and confirmed.
Satellites Spy on Fish Farms
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 8, 2012
Scientists use Google Earth to fact check official reports of fish farming in the Mediterranean.
C. diff Infection Source Unclear
Sabrina Richards | Feb 7, 2012
Only a quarter of Clostridium difficile infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.
Indiana’s Creationism Bill a No-Go?
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 6, 2012
Support for legislation that would allow creationism and other religious views to be taught alongside evolution in science classrooms wanes in the state’s House of Representatives.
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.