Let's imagine for a minute that family resources had no impact on the likelihood that an American student would graduate high school and go on to earn a college degree or beyond. In this idealized world,
Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye? When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai, an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered
From an environmental standpoint, you might not immediately think about removing dams. Hydroelectric power, after all, is a renewable energy source — right? Not so fast. “Hydropower is really not a renewable
Comic book writers almost always spin up some inventive pseudo-science to explain how normal men and women transform into superheroes, but what if a real biologist took a crack at it? Sebastian Alvarado,
The Gulf of Mexico's annual spring-summer "dead zone" is the size of Connecticut -- slightly smaller now than in recent years but nowhere near the trim scientists had sought, researchers said this week.
Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic Cat's Cradle, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks,
When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement." This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along
The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.