top 10 innovations, ecology, culture
Primal Fashion
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 9, 2011
Two sisters—Kate, a developmental biologist, and Helen, a high-end fashion designer—team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life. 
Honey bee microbiome probed
Bob Grant | Jun 9, 2011
Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.
Behavior brief
Megan Scudellari | Jun 8, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.
Australian climate scientists threatened with death
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 7, 2011
The debate over a carbon emissions tax heats up.
How skunks got their stripes
Megan Scudellari | Jun 7, 2011
The evolution of bold warning coloration in mammals.
All aboard the Fukushima cruise
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 6, 2011
Scientists take to the seas to study the effects of Fukushima radiation on local marine life.
Controversial climate study retracted
Megan Scudellari | Jun 6, 2011
A controversial 2008 climate study is retracted due to plagiarism.
Hard and Harder
Michael K. Gusmano | Jun 5, 2011
The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.
Book excerpt from The Wild Life of Our Bodies
Rob Dunn | Jun 4, 2011
In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.
One-Man NIH, 1887
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2011
As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease.