Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust

From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.

From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.

polar research, evolution, cell & molecular biology
Chromosome Clusters Help Keep the Genome Together
Chromosome Clusters Help Keep the Genome Together
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Without certain DNA-binding proteins, chromosomes can escape the cell nucleus.
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 27, 2018
Controversy surrounding a mathematical model to explain the so-called “greater variability of males” hypothesis fells two versions of a paper—but critics of the work wish it were still published.
Call to Stop Using the Term “Mesenchymal Stem Cell”
Call to Stop Using the Term “Mesenchymal Stem Cell”
Abby Olena | Sep 26, 2018
Critics say the misleading term actually refers to a heterogeneous population of cells, including possible tissue-specific progenitor cells and nonstem cells all lumped together.
Fossilized Lipids Confirm <em>Dickinsonia</em> as One of the Earliest Animals
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2018
An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.
Human Skeletal Stem Cell FoundHuman Skeletal Stem Cell Found
Human Skeletal Stem Cell Found
Abby Olena | Sep 20, 2018
Researchers recovered the cells that give rise to bone and cartilage from fetal and adult bone marrow and also derived them from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2018
The compound engages with a receptor in hair follicle cells and prevents skin cells from dying.
Image of the Day: Seaweed Sequence
Image of the Day: Seaweed Sequence
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 17, 2018
The genome of Ulva mutabilis is the first of a green seaweed to be sequenced.
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2018
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.
Image of the Day: Break Apart
Image of the Day: Break Apart
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
Scientists can now view mitosis one protein (or more) at a time using a 4-D computer model.