top 10 innovations, ecology
Color from Structure
Color from Structure
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2013
Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.
Killer Kittens
Killer Kittens
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2013
Domestic cats kill billions of birds and mammals every year, making them a top threat to US wildlife.
Modeling All Life?
Modeling All Life?
Ed Yong | Jan 28, 2013
A proposal to simulate all of Earth’s ecosystems is exposing a rift between small and big ecology.
Cities Affect Global Weather Currents
Cities Affect Global Weather Currents
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 28, 2013
The heat emanating from large metropolitan areas may be changing weather patterns thousands of miles away.
Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory
Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 7, 2013
Stomachs of flesh-eating flies carry the DNA of animals in remote rainforests.
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Amy Coombs | Jan 1, 2013
Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?
Limber LIMS
Limber LIMS
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jan 1, 2013
Using laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to automate and streamline laboratory tasks: three case studies
2012 Multimedia Roundup
2012 Multimedia Roundup
The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2012
The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012
Old Ocean Mold
Old Ocean Mold
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 12, 2012
Fungi in 100 million year-old seafloor sediments could possess novel antibiotics.
Marlboro Chicks
Marlboro Chicks
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 5, 2012
Two species of songbirds pack their nests with scavenged cigarette butts that repel irksome parasites.