microscopy, culture, cell & molecular biology
Book excerpt from The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Laura J. Snyder | May 31, 2011
In Chapter 8, “A Divine Programmer,” author Laura J. Snyder explains how Darwin’s own ideas on evolution may have been influenced at lavish parties hosted by one of the club’s members, Charles Babbage.
2010's best new species
Bob Grant | May 26, 2011
This Monday (May 23), which happens to be the birthday of famed naturalist and species namer extraordinaire Carolus Linnaeus, researchers at Arizona State University listed their picks of the top 10 newly-described species of 2010. 
Foundation money pulled from China
Bob Grant | May 26, 2011
A major international funder of research and public health efforts on debilitating infectious diseases has frozen hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money to China amidst questions about the country's use of the funds. 
An Insoluble Problem?
Robert Michael Stroud | May 26, 2011
The challenges of crystallizing membrane proteins—and how they’re being overcome.
Speaking of Science
N/A | May 26, 2011
May 2011's selection of notable quotes
Wanted: Another Scientific Revolution
Laura J. Snyder | May 26, 2011
In the 19th century, four friends changed the way scientists viewed themselves. It’s time for another shake-up.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 26, 2011
Biopunk, The Belief Instinct, Biology Is Technology, Medical Muses
Making the Gradient
Karen Hopkin | May 26, 2011
Ron Kaback didn’t believe that electrochemical gradients could power the transport of sugars and amino acids across cell membranes—until he proved that they do.
Andrew Carter: Dynein Trailblazer
Hannah Waters | May 26, 2011
Group Leader, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Medical Research Council. Age: 36
Medical Posters, circa 1920
Edyta Zielinska | May 25, 2011
William Helfand began buying medically themed collectibles in the 1950s when he started working for Merck & Co.