survey, microbiology, culture, developmental biology
Adapting to Climate Change
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2011
Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change. A new research project aims to help them adapt.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Art + Science Now, Signs of Life, Perceptions of Promise, Green Light
What Price Kindness?
Oren Harman | Sep 1, 2011
Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.
The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 31, 2011
Researchers find antibiotic resistance genes in 30,000-year-old bacteria, suggesting such resistance is not a modern phenomenon.
Velcro Helps Muscles Grow
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.
The Happiness of English
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2011
There are more positive words than negative ones in the written English language.
Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities
Tia Ghose | Aug 29, 2011
In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.
Climate Stirs Civil Conflict
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2011
Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.
Bug Fest 2011
Bug Fest 2011
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 25, 2011
Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.
Beetle Mania
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 25, 2011
Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.