Q&A: How Animals Change in Space
Q&A: How Animals Change in Space
Weill Cornell Medicine geneticist Christopher Mason speaks with The Scientist about a bolus of new work on the physiological, cellular, and molecular effects of leaving Earth.
Q&A: How Animals Change in Space
Q&A: How Animals Change in Space

Weill Cornell Medicine geneticist Christopher Mason speaks with The Scientist about a bolus of new work on the physiological, cellular, and molecular effects of leaving Earth.

Weill Cornell Medicine geneticist Christopher Mason speaks with The Scientist about a bolus of new work on the physiological, cellular, and molecular effects of leaving Earth.

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Image of the Day: Space Mice
Image of the Day: Space Mice
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 15, 2019
See what the rodents do aboard the International Space Station.
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Jan 15, 2019
Images from the country’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander show the first sprouting plants.
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
Experiments to cultivate greens on the International Space Station and in simulated Martian environments pave the way for feeding crews during deep space missions.
Basic Science in Orbit
Basic Science in Orbit
Abby Olena | Aug 17, 2017
Studying biology in space sheds light on future space missions and life on Earth.
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 12, 2017
Two samples of Sphaerocystis that spent 530 days growing on a panel outside of the International Space Station have returned to Earth largely unscathed.
Astronaut Twin Study Reveals How Space Impacts the Body
Astronaut Twin Study Reveals How Space Impacts the Body
Diana Kwon | Feb 5, 2017
Preliminary results suggest a major shift in one astronaut’s microbiome.
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Mallory Locklear | Nov 18, 2016
E. coli cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.
Thin-skinned Space Mice
Thin-skinned Space Mice
Amanda B. Keener | May 28, 2015
Data from three mice suggest months in space can alter the thickness and gene expression pattern of the skin.