Romney, microbiology, evolution
Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas
Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas
Kerry Grens | Feb 9, 2017
Despite a committee of educators recommending the removal of language challenging evolution in science curricula, state education board members vote to reintroduce controversial concepts. 
Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria
Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria
Ruth Williams | Feb 8, 2017
Researchers employ an engineered microbe to destroy tumor cells in mice.
How Plants Evolved to Eat Meat
How Plants Evolved to Eat Meat
Diana Kwon | Feb 7, 2017
Pitcher plants across different continents acquired their tastes for meat in similar ways.
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Discovering Novel Antibiotics
Sandeep Ravindran | Feb 1, 2017
Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs
Earliest Deuterostome Fossils Described
Earliest Deuterostome Fossils Described
Kerry Grens | Jan 31, 2017
These millimeter-size sea creatures lived 540 million years ago.
Study: Babies’ Microbiomes Indifferent to Mode of Delivery
Study: Babies’ Microbiomes Indifferent to Mode of Delivery
Kerry Grens | Jan 24, 2017
Study of 81 six-week-olds who were born by C-section or vaginal delivery didn’t show differences in the structure or function of their microbiota, despite contrary results from other studies on babies. 
Another Explanation for Africa’s Enigmatic Fairy Circles
Another Explanation for Africa’s Enigmatic Fairy Circles
Diana Kwon | Jan 20, 2017
Using simulations, scientists report that a mixture of termites and plant competition may be responsible for the strange patterns of earth surrounded by plants in the Namib desert. 
Baboons Can Make Sounds Found in Human Speech
Baboons Can Make Sounds Found in Human Speech
Diana Kwon | Jan 13, 2017
The findings suggest language may have started to evolve millions of years earlier than once thought.  
How Plant-Soil Feedback Affects Ecological Diversity
How Plant-Soil Feedback Affects Ecological Diversity
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 13, 2017
Researchers examine how underground microbes and nutrients affect plant populations.
Adaptation, Island Style
Adaptation, Island Style
The Scientist Staff | Jan 2, 2017
Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.