Racing for the Ribosome
Racing for the Ribosome
Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.
Racing for the Ribosome
Racing for the Ribosome

Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.

Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.

MRSA, culture, disease & medicine, evolution
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Scientists have found traces of the dairy product in 7,200-year-old pottery in Croatia.
Found: Missing Link in Whale Evolutionary History
Found: Missing Link in Whale Evolutionary History
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 29, 2018
A toothless whale fossil without signs of baleen could help explain how the whale filtration system evolved.
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Diana Kwon | Nov 29, 2018
Without access to their mothers’ milk, Toxeus magnus offspring die within the first 10 days of life.
Zapping the Olfactory Bulb Produces Phantom Smells
Zapping the Olfactory Bulb Produces Phantom Smells
Shawna Williams | Nov 27, 2018
Researchers envision a cochlear implant–like device for the nose to give people with impaired olfaction a sense of smell.
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | Nov 27, 2018
Originally intended for basic neuroscience research, the drugs were ultimately hijacked for illicit recreational use.
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Catherine Offord | Nov 26, 2018
He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.
Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Abby Olena | Nov 21, 2018
The EEG-based method could help clinicians identify patients with severe brain injuries who are actually capable of some cognitive function, despite appearing unresponsive.
Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Catherine Offord | Nov 20, 2018
Cats’ tongues are covered in tiny spines called papillae, which help wick moisture from the mouth and onto the fur.
Parkinson’s Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
Parkinson’s Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 14, 2018
This is the first time researchers have tested the use of the reprogrammed stem cells in the human brain.