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Suddenly There’s A Meadow In The Ocean With ‘Flowers’ Everywhere

It was three, maybe four o’clock in the morning when he first saw them. Grad student Jeff Bowman was on […]

Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home

More than 100 chimps retired from medical research are about to get a new home. Most of the primates who […]

NIH Revisits Debate On Controversial Bird Flu Research

On Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health in Maryland is holding a second day of talks about whether and how […]

After A Year Of Study, Twin Probes Crash Into Moon

At about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, two washing machine-sized space probes crashed into the surface of the moon. It was […]

Scientists Look For New Drugs In Skin Of Russian Frog

Before the advent of refrigeration, Russians had a neat trick for keeping their milk from spoiling. They’d drop a live […]

This Should Be A Hit In Texas: Puddle Of Oil Turns Into A Christmas Tree

We start with a pool of oil. We turn on a magnet. The oil travels up a superstructure and blossoms […]

Herbs And Empires: A Brief, Animated History Of Malaria Drugs

What do Jesuit priests, gin and tonics, and ancient Chinese scrolls have in common? They all show up in our […]

50 Years After First Interplanetary Probe, NASA Looks To Future

Fifty years ago, on Dec. 14, 1962, reporters gathered for a press briefing at NASA headquarters and heard an unearthly […]

Sowing The Seeds For A Great American Chestnut Comeback

Though we hear about them every holiday season in that famous song, chestnuts – whether roasting on an open fire […]

Counting Bugs In Panama? Get Out Your Tree Raft

There are more species of insects than pretty much anything else in the world. And scientists know there are millions […]

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