Big news for dinosaur fans everywhere. Brontosaurus is back! For over a century any mention of this iconic dinosaur was met with the claim that he never existed, and it's just an Apatosaurus. What happened to the Brontosaurus, and what brought it back?Read More
What’s the best way to understand how anything works? Take it apart, piece-by-piece. With the latest technique in genome engineering it is possible to decipher and edit the genetic code of any organism.Read More
Cloudy? Windy? Rainy? You can find out in real-time about conditions outside by checking your phone or watching newscasters. What other data is streaming about other environmental conditions today? We take a look at ocean monitoring networks around the globe.Read More
Most everyone understands the joy of instant gratification, especially in the form of cake. Our latest guest poster, Michael Akroush, explains how hyperbolic discounting and society's view on the evils of high-fructose corn syrup helps us give in to instant gratification.Read More
Kenny introduces Microbial Highlights, a new FTDM series exploring microbial diversity featuring unique artwork by Steffen Poltak. Notorious for ruining alcoholic beverages made from apples since Roman times, Zymomonas mobilis is now gaining momentum in the Biotch industry as an alternative to yeast for biofuel production. Read on to learn more about "cider sickness" and how may just be the solution biofuel needs.Read More
An international team led by researchers at Berkeley published the first detailed photos of ultra-small bacteria that push the boundaries of membrane-bound life and change our view of the microbial world. How did the researchers accomplish such a feat and just how small is ultra-small? Read on to learn more!Read More
The zebrafish has been getting a lot of attention over the last 20 years. What’s all the hype about? Why are so many people looking for answers from this little striped minnow? Find out in this article about why zebrafish are so awesome to study!Read More
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, a molecule commonly referred to as LSD, has been known for its recreational "benefits". Musicians write songs about it, artists draw inspiration from it, Disney makes films about it, intellectuals state they have had breakthroughs with its use, and druggies rave about it. Is LSD really what people claim it to be or is it all just hype?
This article delves into the facts and fiction behind this popular molecule with an aim to find out.
Plants provide many things: shelter, food, and beauty. Some, however, are best enjoyed from a distance. This series exists to celebrate those plants who just don't seem to care much about what we think about them and choose to go about life in uniquely sadistic ways. Today, discover what happens when you cross a tree with a firebug.Read More