physiology
A Ribbeting Tale
A Ribbeting Tale
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2014
A famous frog-hopping contest yields data that challenge previous lab estimates of how far a bullfrog can jump.
Avoiding Salt
Avoiding Salt
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
In a newly identified tropism, plant roots steer clear of salinity.
Male Mosquitoes Trigger Egg Production
Male Mosquitoes Trigger Egg Production
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2013
Malaria-transmitting female Anopheles gambiae develop eggs upon mating as a result of a steroid hormone injected into them by males.
Citations Predict Nobel Winners?
Citations Predict Nobel Winners?
Bob Grant | Sep 25, 2013
Thomson Reuters makes its annual data-based picks for which scientists could collect medals in Stockholm later this year.
Putting the Men in Menopause
Putting the Men in Menopause
Jon Stone | Sep 1, 2013
Can mating behavior explain the evolution of menopause in humans?
Why Women Lose Fertility
Why Women Lose Fertility
Daniel Levitis and Alan Cohen | Sep 1, 2013
Mating behavior is an unlikely driver of women's reproductive aging.
Flexible Cells
Flexible Cells
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2013
When stretched, lung cells signal to each other by releasing ATP.
Out of Sync
Out of Sync
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2013
Why eating at the wrong times is tied to such profound and negative effects on our bodies
Mind the Clock
Mind the Clock
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2013
Many of the body's tissues can tell time, and these peripheral clocks can be influenced by environmental cues, such as the timing of food consumption.
Monkeys Accept Virtual Arms as Own
Monkeys Accept Virtual Arms as Own
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2013
In a variation of the classic rubber-hand experiment, researchers have shown how the macaque brain can confuse visual and tactile stimuli.