Latest Science News

 
Sloth Hair Harbors Medicinal Fungi
In the shaggy coat of a sloth lives a vast fungal community, churning out bioactive compounds that could one day serve as the basis for new drugs.
Stem Cells to Cure Disease
Boston-based researchers think they have hit upon a major development in stem cell studies, one which could benefit a large populations of patients suffering from inflammatory diseases.
Mapping Connectivity in Brains with Epilepsy
Researchers use a particular type of MRI to map the pathways in brains with epilepsy and brains without epilepsy.

Features

The Forgotten Naturalist
Darwin’s theory of evolution wouldn’t be what it is, if it wasn’t for one Alfred Russel Wallace.
Birds Ablaze
Currently, we rely on the Endangered Species Act to protect those near extinction. But there may be a better way to safeguard our nation’s treasured wildlife.

Opinion

 
Feeling It
What modern video games could learn from their analogue ancestors. More
Genetic Modification: Polarizing the population [infographic]
With all the angry voices chiming in on genetically modified foods, it can be really hard to figure out where the basic science stands. More
Time To Face The Thorium
Love your smartphone that delivers clear sound and bright colors but still fits in your pocket? One element stands between us and a secure technological future. More