Articles

12/06/17

The most cost-effective ways to fight climate change are literally under our feet

A new study says forests, swamps, and soil are the cheapest ways to help save the planet

Jane Zelikova

Ecology

University of Wyoming

12/05/17

What ancient corn farmers can teach us about engineering crops for climate change

In the era of GMO crops, farmers can learn old lessons of diversity

Gabriela Serrato Marks

Marine Geology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Comment 1 peer comment

12/04/17

Can Hawaii's waterfall-climbing fish survive when mountain rains change?

O'opu make extreme treks to breed that depend on stable climate conditions

Alison Nugent

Atmospheric Science

University of Hawaii

Comment 1 peer comment

Can termites teach us to build environmentally friendly communities?

Meet the researchers searching for more climate-friendly architecture

Salmaan Craig

Architecture and Thermal Engineering

Harvard University and McGill University

Comment 3 peer comments

11/30/17

Boobies of the GalΓ‘pagos are replacing their disappearing food source with junk fish

Decades of research show how the sardine's decline threatens an entire ecosystem

Jenny Howard

Ecology

Wake Forest University

Comment 1 peer comment

The beautiful merger of art and science that inspired generations of neuroscientists

"Perhaps only an artist's eye could have seen so much in a slice of brain"

Elle O'Brien

Computational Neuroscience

11/29/17

Genes are like the cosmos: the more we discover, the more we have to explore

"I don't know how to keep the air in my chest thinking about the scale and size of the unknown"

Dan Samorodnitsky

Biochemistry

Carnegie Mellon University

11/27/17

Why there probably won't be a 'magic bullet' for cancer

Researchers increasingly view the disease as a sprawling, evolving metropolis of cells

Josh Peters

Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Comment 2 peer comments

Jasmin Imran Alsous

Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering

Princeton University

11/23/17

Meet the barrier-breaking physicist hunting gravity with lasers

Nergis Mavalvala explores gravitational waves and quantum physics

Prabarna Ganguly

Neuroscience

Northeastern University

11/21/17

Darcy Shapiro

Evolutionary Anthropology

Rutgers University

11/20/17

Why teamwork is better than attempting lone heroism in science

A story of failure, collaboration, and incredibly tiny medicine

Samantha McWhirter

Chemistry

University of Toronto

Comment 2 peer comments

Scientists are recruiting live bacteria to fight deadly infections

A study in rural India is raising hopes for a future without antibiotics

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

Comment 3 peer comments

11/16/17

Life is evolving through a hurricane of human pollution

Animals are adapting to pollutants in surprising and often costly ways

Brittney Borowiec

Environmental Physiology

McMaster University

Comment 1 peer comment

11/15/17

Aging is not the inexorable process we thought it was

Can we slow down aging and add decades to lives?

Ana Gorelova

Molecular Pharmacology

University of Pittsburgh

Comment 2 peer comments