Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories

Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.

Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.

techniques, immunology, ecology, evolution
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018
Universities are still assessing the extent of the damage; field sites are at risk and some equipment has been damaged.
Image of the Day: Acoustic Camouflage
Image of the Day: Acoustic Camouflage
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018
Moths’ scales vibrate in the frequency range of bats’ echolocation calls, perhaps helping the insects to avoid predation.
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
John D. Loike | Nov 12, 2018
Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.
Image of the Day: Bird Brain
Image of the Day: Bird Brain
Shawna Williams | Nov 12, 2018
Goffin’s cockatoos customize tools to accommodate a specific need.
Definition of Kilogram to Change
Definition of Kilogram to Change
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 9, 2018
The unit of mass will no longer be defined by a lone physical object but instead in terms of a universal constant.
Pesticide Exposure Alters Bumblebees’ Behavior in Their Nests
Pesticide Exposure Alters Bumblebees’ Behavior in Their Nests
Ruth Williams | Nov 8, 2018
A high-tech approach to monitoring bee activity inside the nest reveals how the neonicotinoid imidacloprid impairs colony growth.
Illumina to Buy Pacific Biosciences for $1.2 Billion
Illumina to Buy Pacific Biosciences for $1.2 Billion
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2018
The purchase adds long-read sequencing to Illumina’s portfolio.
Image of the Day: Bright Idea
Image of the Day: Bright Idea
Shawna Williams | Nov 5, 2018
Researchers flipped light-sensitive proteins upside down for a new twist on optogenetics.
Retina Recordings Reinvented
Retina Recordings Reinvented
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2018
Ultraflexible mesh electrodes monitor the intact, functioning eyes of awake animals.