Can we make mental health diagnoses as routine as blood work?

My research team is searching the brain for clues

Matthew Scult


Duke University


Meet Vera Rubin, the stargazer who predicted dark matter

From childhood, she preferred 'to stay up and watch the stars than go to sleep'

Brittney Borowiec

Environmental Physiology

McMaster University


Will genetic choice make sex obsolete?

Anyone hoping to shop for blemish-free, farm-to-crib babies with no diseases and a poet’s soul will be disappointed

Dan Samorodnitsky


Henry Greely, bioethicist and attorney, on why genetic tech isn't so scary

'I probably wouldn’t regulate anything except possibly parents'

Dan Samorodnitsky



What Pokémon GO can teach conservationists about public engagement

In six days, players collected as much data as naturalists had in 400 years

Cassie Freund


Wake Forest University


One great way to study brain diseases? 'Mini-brains' grown in dishes

The more complex tissue structure offers new possibilities

Yewande Pearse


LA Biomed

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Life on the savannah is a duel between agility and strength

Survival of the fittest evolves in the genes

Brittney Borowiec

Environmental Physiology

McMaster University

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Meet Mamie Phipps Clark, the social psychologist who helped outlaw segregated schools

She became the first black woman to earn a PhD in psychology from Columbia University

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds


McGill University


Plants are not conscious, whether you can 'sedate' them or not

A New York Times story is a case study in what can go wrong in translating science

Devang Mehta

Synthetic Biology

ETH Zurich

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Our consortium community is changing. What does that mean for

The site will continue to operate as the world's best resource for science-curious people


A nuclear attack could be a lot like an asteroid strike

Nothing compares to the impact that killed the dinosaurs, but nuclear blasts are far more likely

Gabriela Serrato Marks

Marine Geology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Scientists want to harness our microbiomes for cancer treatments

Microbes' fight for survival can help cancers thrive or help us treat it

Melanie Silvis

Molecular Microbiology

UC San Francisco

The bugs your primate ancestors loved to eat found a way into your genes

The original paleo diet lives on in humans today

Darcy Shapiro

Evolutionary Anthropology

Rutgers University


Six facts about Gertrude Elion, a legend in drug discovery

She experienced many obstacles, but her perseverance and passion always won

Gregory Logan-Graf

Cell Biology

Carnegie Mellon University