May. 21, 2014

10 Questions for George Church, Geneticist

by Jessica McDonald

The Harvard genetics professor talks DNA sequencing, raising extinct species from the dead, and going vegan.

May. 19, 2014

Picture of the Week: Kidney Stone

by Jessica McDonald

This otherworldly orb with purple projections comes from a surprising source: the urinary tract of its photographer.

kidney stone, wellcome images, wellcome image awards
May. 05, 2014

Picture of the Week: Whale Graveyard

by Jessica McDonald

Paleontologists have pieced together clues to solve the mystery behind the largest collection of whale fossils ever found.

whale graveyard, whales, balleen
Apr. 21, 2014

Picture of the Week: Buckeye Dragon Mite

by Jessica McDonald

A newly discovered mite from Ohio is reminiscent of the caterpillar-like dragons of Chinese New Year’s fame.

mite, dragon mite, osu, ohio state university, arachnid
Apr. 07, 2014

Picture of the Week: Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

by Jessica McDonald

A reusable tape made of micro fibers has the remarkable ability to self-clean.

gecko, sticky, adhesive, biomimicry, bio-inspired engineering, tape, scotch tape
Mar. 24, 2014

Picture of the Week: Sea Sponge

by Jessica McDonald

This sea sponge challenges a popular idea of what triggered the evolution of animal life on earth.

sea sponge, oxygen, evolution
Feb. 14, 2014

Picture of the Week: Nanoparticle Heart

by Jessica McDonald

This heart-shaped nanoparticle contains a trio of elements that helps drive the oxidation of ethanol in fuel cells.

fuel cell, hydrogen, ethanol, valentine's day

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