Paleontologists are looking beyond bones to reveal the hues of prehistoric animals that vanished millions of years ago. But the young field has its share of disagreements.
PNAS Front Matter, August 2, 2016
Research into aging requires patients, but a small cadre of scientists is angling to speed up answers by developing the flamboyant, short-lived turquoise killifish as a new model.
Nature, July 21, 2016
A tankful of wriggling proto-fish could one day offer a novel kind of strong, flexible material for buttressing bulletproof vests and reinforcing lightweight automobile parts.
PNAS Front Matter, June 28, 2016
Mitochondrial DNA contains many more genes than scientists initially thought.
BioTechniques, May 18, 2016
Relatives in the same career bring advantages—and challenges—for junior researchers
Nature, May 5, 2016
As mind sports becomes the new frontier for doping concenrs, research is exploring whether users really get any value from ‘smart drugs.’
Nature, March 3, 2016
One summer 10,300 years ago, a Native American hunter prowled the Rocky Mountains. In 2007, Craig Lee picked up one of his darts.
PNAS Front Matter, November 17, 2015
Working at a variety of scales and with disparate organisms and technolgoies, researchers are mapping how parts of the brain connect.
Nature, October 1, 2015
They’re too small to see with the naked eye, but these microbes have abilities that put superheroes to shame.
BBC Earth, July 29, 2015
Amid the volcanic range of hte windy, otherworldly Atacama Desert, a telescope collects ancient light. Cosmologists hope it will illuminate the conditions of the universe just after its dawn 13.8 billion years ago.
PNAS Front Matter, July 14, 2015
Henry Sun works where other biologists fear to tread, or maybe they just don’t want to.
PNAS Front Matter, February 24, 2015
In the viral video craze of the summer, millions of people dumping freezing water on their heads generated an unexpected deluge of more than $100 million to support amyotrophic lateral sclerosis charities. Where should all that money go?
Alzforum, September 12, 2014
Aided by modern sequencing techniques, scientists are discovering that microorganisms can exert a powerful influence over animal behavior.
PNAS Front Matter, February 11, 2014
Smokers have been banished from most public places, but what about vapers?
Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2013
The doctors crowd around the computer monitor, examining the brain scans of the man lying on their operating table. Deep-brain stimulation has become a standard therapy for Parkinson’s and essential tremor.
Alzforum, January 16, 2013