Lost Colony, microbiology, culture
Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst, Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist
The Skin We’re In
The Skin We’re In
Robert Norman | May 1, 2014
Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Sarah C.P. Williams | May 1, 2014
Tools for tracking quorum-sensing signals in bacterial colonies
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.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2014
Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Neuroaesthetics
Neuroaesthetics
Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014
Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2014
A marine cyanobacterium possesses astounding genomic diversity, yet still organizes into distinct subpopulations that have likely persisted for ages.
Money Microbiome
Money Microbiome
Jef Akst | Apr 24, 2014
Swabbing cash circulating in New York City reveals more than 3,000 different types of bacteria.
Microbiome Influences
Microbiome Influences
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2014
Researchers find that gender, education level, and breastfeeding can affect humans’ commensal microbial communities.
How Artistic Brains Differ
How Artistic Brains Differ
Jef Akst | Apr 18, 2014
A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.