multimedia, ecology, developmental biology
Grading on the Curve
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 1, 2012
Actin filaments respond to pressure by forming branches at their curviest spots, helping resist the push.
Growing Human Eggs
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
Germline stem cells discovered in human ovaries can be cultured into fresh eggs.
Fish Transport Fukushima Radiation
Megan Scudellari | May 28, 2012
Radioactive particles from the Fukushima nuclear disaster provide an unexpected way to track migratory marine species.
Food's Afterlife
Edyta Zielinska | May 25, 2012
Meals left to mold develop colors, mycelia, and beads of digested juices, sparking the eye of an artist, and the slight concern of a mycologist.
DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers
Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012
A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.
Wet Weather Stymies Insects
Edyta Zielinska | May 21, 2012
The rainiest April in 100 years is keeping many insects from flourishing in the United Kingdom.
How Prawns Lure Prey
Sabrina Richards | May 15, 2012
Orange-loving Trinidad guppies are curiously attracted to orange spots on prawn pincers, which may make it easier for the predators to snatch them up.
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | May 15, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?
Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | May 14, 2012
Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.
Ocean Plastic Aid Insects
Cristina Luiggi | May 10, 2012
Floating pools of plastic debris in the Pacific offer more surfaces for marine insects to lay eggs.