social media, ecology, microbiology
Microbiome Influences
Microbiome Influences
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2014
Researchers find that gender, education level, and breastfeeding can affect humans’ commensal microbial communities.
A Face to Remember
A Face to Remember
Sarah Lewin | Apr 17, 2014
Researchers show that a tuning algorithm can make one’s profile photo more memorable.
Blogger Reports STAP Success
Blogger Reports STAP Success
Tracy Vence | Apr 1, 2014
A stem-cell researcher claims to have reproduced stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency by following a revised protocol posted online last week.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2014
Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea
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.
Python Auto-Pilot
Python Auto-Pilot
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 21, 2014
Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.
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.
Old-School Fish Guides
Old-School Fish Guides
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 18, 2014
Experienced fish may be critical for keeping migrating populations on track, a study finds.
Ancient Moss Reincarnated
Ancient Moss Reincarnated
Jef Akst | Mar 18, 2014
Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.
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