physiology
How Vampire Bats Find Veins
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 4, 2011
Heat-sensing protein channels in vampire bats allow the flying mammals to find the best place to sink their teeth into their prey.
An Eyeful of RNA
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
Editor's Choice in Physiology
Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?
Jef Akst | Jul 25, 2011
Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?
Summit Science
Alison Snyder | Jun 20, 2011
Researchers seeking a link between vision problems and the dangerous physiological effects of hypoxia in mountain climbers are taking their work to new heights.
A Joint Endeavor
Hannah Waters | Jun 14, 2011
Editor's selection in physiology
Primal Fashion
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 9, 2011
Two sisters—Kate, a developmental biologist, and Helen, a high-end fashion designer—team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life. 
The RNA roots of obesity?
Tia Ghose | Jun 8, 2011
By silencing two microRNAs, researchers were able to improve insulin sensitivity in overweight mice.
The rhythm of biology
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2011
An art exhibit in New York City explores the science behind our reaction to sounds and sensations.
The Gravity of Life
Rob Dunn | Jun 1, 2011
Whose well-being is threatened by our changing relationship with the myriad organisms that shaped the evolution of our species?
Hangover Headache
Hannah Waters | May 25, 2011
Editor's choice in neuroscience