quantitative PCR, culture, microbiology
Future Minded
Future Minded
Michio Kaku | Apr 1, 2014
Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.
The Working Vacation
The Working Vacation
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2014
Sabbaticals are one of the perks of the academic life. They may seem daunting to implement, but the time away could prove invaluable to your career.
 
Dermatologically Derived
Dermatologically Derived
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2014
Inspired by turkey skin, researchers devise a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2014
April 2014's selection of notable quotes
Ballroom Brainwaves
Ballroom Brainwaves
Eli Chen | Mar 28, 2014
A neuroscientist studies the brains of tango dancers in an attempt to understand interpersonal connectedness.
Gut Microbes Gobble Cocoa
Gut Microbes Gobble Cocoa
Tracy Vence | Mar 19, 2014
Commensal bacteria that populate the human gastrointestinal tract help digest dark chocolate, releasing anti-inflammatory compounds, researchers report.
Week in Review: March 3–7
Week in Review: March 3–7
Tracy Vence | Mar 7, 2014
The gene behind a butterfly’s mimicry; the evolution of adipose fins; bacteria and bowel cancer; plants lacking plastid genomes
Bacteria’s Role in Bowel Cancer
Bacteria’s Role in Bowel Cancer
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 3, 2014
The development of serrated polyps depends on bacteria present in the gut, a mouse study shows.  
Book Excerpt from <em>Lucky Planet</em>
Book Excerpt from Lucky Planet
David Waltham | Mar 1, 2014
In the book's prologue, author David Waltham compares a fictitious planet to Earth, highlighting the biologically supportive luck that our planet has enjoyed.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2014
The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds