Mock meat: Fit for grilling?

Mock meat: Fit for grilling?

Soy protein: It may look like meat. Could meat be grown, cell by cell, in lab dishes. Could in vitro meat solve health and More »

Flying robots

Flying robots

Compared to regular airplanes, radio-controlled craft are safer, cheaper, and easier to use for observing wildlife. More »

Dr. Darwin teaches robot!

Dr. Darwin teaches robot!

A crash course in “sink or swim” teaches computerized robots to adapt to changing circumstances. More »

Biology as engineer

Biology as engineer

Long ago, nature devised the hinge and ball and socket for appendages like legs and wings. More »

Bats under attack

Bats under attack

White nose syndrome has killed a million bats in the eastern U.S., and spread to Nova Scotia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Why is the More »

Breaking the Cambrian barrier

Breaking the Cambrian barrier

Darwin thought life had to predate the Cambrian era, and yet there was no evidence. What was life like, and how do we recognize it? More »

Bathed in poison!

Bathed in poison!

All life requires oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, carbon, hydrogen and phosphorus. Until now. Bacteria in a toxic California lake that have More »

Biofuel advance

Biofuel advance
Ethanol in gasoline now comes mainly from corn, a food crop. Cellulose, found in crop wastes, wood and switchgrass, could be a great More »

Pollinator crisis ahead

Pollinator crisis ahead
Pollinators are under threat from diseases and pesticides. They aren’t finding enough to eat. Their colonies are dying. What can we do? More »

Spider silk: Material of the future?

Spider silk: Material of the future?
Strong, tough, sticky, elastic and biodegradable, silk may be used for a mesh to support injured tissues, or as a temporary container More »

Treatment defeats phony hormones!

Treatment defeats phony hormones!
When chemicals in the water trigger the endocrine system, male fish can start looking and acting female. What happens once chemicals More »

Testing touch

Testing touch
Why do women have better sense of touch? It’s all in the size, and big isn’t better… More »