Illustration of a T rex on a rock on a mountain
Most Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded After All
Endothermy was widespread among both avian and non-avian dinosaurs, a study suggests, so the metabolic strategy is unlikely to account for birds’ survival through the mass extinction event that wiped out their dinosaur cousins.
Most Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded After All
Most Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded After All

Endothermy was widespread among both avian and non-avian dinosaurs, a study suggests, so the metabolic strategy is unlikely to account for birds’ survival through the mass extinction event that wiped out their dinosaur cousins.

Endothermy was widespread among both avian and non-avian dinosaurs, a study suggests, so the metabolic strategy is unlikely to account for birds’ survival through the mass extinction event that wiped out their dinosaur cousins.

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microscope image of methaotrophs with black specks
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Lightning Might Have Sparked Early Life on Earth
Asher Jones | Mar 17, 2021
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Richard Van Duyne
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2019
The Northwestern University professor developed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, an invaluable technique for detecting and identifying individual molecules.
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Using Raman Spectroscopy to Identify Cell Types
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2016
Improvements in instruments and statistical tools allow the capture and analysis of large data sets.
Imaging Live Tissue Without Fluorescence
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 30, 2015
Modifying a vibration-based optical technique can capture images of living tissues, researchers show. 
Flow Cytometry On-a-Chip
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2015
Novel microfluidic devices give researchers new ways to count and sort single cells.