Nobel Prize, microbiology, ecology
Brightness of Buttercups
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 13, 2011
Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.
Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.
Top 7 in Ecology
Bob Grant | Dec 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000
Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2011
Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.
Stem Cells Traced To Heart
Tia Ghose | Dec 1, 2011
New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.
Breaching the Wall
Rachel Nuwer | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in immunology
Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2011
A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.
Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 15, 2011
Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.
Bacterial Identity Crisis
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 9, 2011
Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.
Q&A: Aging Geniuses
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 8, 2011
A new study shows that over the past century, the age at which scientists produce their most valuable work is increasing.