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Seeing Cells As They’re Meant To Be Seen: In 3-D

Here's the big picture<p>Cells live in a three-dimensional world, but until recently, scientists using fluorescence microscopes could see them well in only two dimensions. With advances in confocal microscopes, which use pinhole apertures to focus light on several planes, scientists can now view …

Video: Aesop-Inspired Study Shows Crows Can Be As Smart As Human Children

Crows can drop stones into water to raise the level and access floating treats.<p>In Aesop's fable of The Crow and The Pitcher, the thirsty feathered protagonist comes across a pitcher partially filled with water, but cannot reach the delicious liquid with its beak--it's just out of reach. Being very …

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Researchers Discover How to Design Non-Living, Living Material

There's an entirely new direction for materials coming to life—specifically, a hybrid that combines the best of non-living matter with living matter. …

First synthetic yeast chromosome built

Julie Steenhuysen<p>Related Stories<p>Scientists create synthetic life, Science Online, 27 May 2010<br>• Yeast assembles synthetic genome, Science Online, 08 Dec …

In Most Ambitious DNA Building Project Ever, Scientists Make An Artificial Yeast Chromosome

We're constructing ever-more-complicated creatures in labs.<p>Humans have been engineering yeast "for thousands of years," says Jef Boeke, a researcher with New York University's medical center who is one of the world's top yeast biology experts. At first, I thought he was exaggerating. Yeast has been …

New Skull Reveals A Simpler Family Tree — NOVA Next

It took just one skull, but it allowed anthropologists to drastically simplify our evolutionary family tree. The 1.8-million-year-old specimen was …

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Earthquake Hits Area Near Los Angeles; Some Damage Reported

An earthquake shook part of Southern California Friday night, breaking water pipes and rattling nerves with aftershocks that went on into the night. The 5.1-magnitude quake hit at a shallow depth about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles.<p>While the quake didn't inflict severe damage in the area around …

How to write a science news story

The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014, in association with the Guardian and the Observer, is open for entries. In parallel with the competition we're publishing a series of weekly "how to …" guides for budding science journalists<p>Most journalists want to break exclusives, but a lot of what …