Biological Sciences

Like Father Like Son, Even In Song

June 20, 2012

Kids learn a lot of things from their dads: how to play catch, how to shave, how to drive. In many cases, it’s obvious that sons have even learned how to talk from their father. Though their voices may be different, the words they use or their [Read more]

Alan Turing’s Underrated Biology

March 19, 2012

By Rob Mitchum Alan Turing is best known as the father of the modern computer, a skillful World War II codebreaker, and a pioneer in the study of artificial intelligence. But in the last years before Turing’s death at age 41, he  aimed his [Read more]

A Time Machine for Limb Evolution

July 11, 2011

It’s one of the most significant events in Earth’s history: the moment when a sea creature first stepped – or more likely wriggled – onto land. The momentous occasion 400 million years ago opened up a whole new habitat where [Read more]