Articles by Science Life Administrator

“The Inner Life of the Cell”

February 16, 2009

By Jeremy Manier Kenneth Miller gave a typically captivating talk at the AAAS meeting yesterday in which he showed an eye-popping video illustrating what goes on in our cells all the time. Ken was kind enough to send us a link to the full library [Read more]

Aliens under our noses?

February 15, 2009

By Jeremy Manier If life has emerged more than once in the universe, where would we look for it? That was the subject of “Weird Life,” a symposium held this morning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago. A [Read more]

Beyond Stem Cells

February 14, 2009

Photo credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison By Jeremy Manier Suddenly George W. Bush is no longer the easiest target for anyone frustrated at the pace of scientific progress. He started to occupy that position at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Aug. 9, [Read more]

Neandertal news? Eh…

February 13, 2009

By Jeremy Manier Like PZ at Pharyngula, I’m still looking for some concrete news in today’s seemingly big announcement – at the AAAS conference here in Chicago –  that scientists have sequenced most of the Neandertal [Read more]

Darwin and Cancer

February 12, 2009

By Jeremy Manier One of the interesting riddles of evolution is how single-celled organisms became integrated into larger communities of cells, finally resulting in cumbersome creatures like us. But sometimes even we get glimpses of what life before [Read more]