VOLUME 103 | NUMBER 2 | March 2015
Attaching compounds to these hairlike devices turns them into powerful tools for imaging and targeted therapies.
Eve Mosher’s art project HighWaterLine takes climate science to the streets.
A full-scale computer simulation of the galaxy we call home must trace the motions of at least 1011 stars and other objects over several billion years.
A theory put forward in the 1930s by E. E. Just, embryologist and African American, shares surprising connections with our emerging understanding of development.
The discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider was a triumph for the Standard Model. Now the hunt is on for a deeper theory of reality.
These microscopic structures, which arise from silica present in plant tissues, are finding a wide variety of uses, from archaeology to forensics.
How do children make sense of the complex social code that dictates when they should or should not lie?
A brief review of Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues, by Margaret Clark
A brief review of Talent for Friendship: Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait, by Harold M. Green
A brief review of Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth, by Sandra J. Ackerman
A brief review of Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985–2000, by Dianne Timblin
As development increases along coastlines worldwide, water quality—and everything that depends on it—degrades.
Human behaviors are probably influenced by invisible smell signals, just like all other animals.
Research from many fields is uncovering important connections.
An interview with experimental physicist James Bailey about re-creating conditions deep within the Sun, albeit briefly and on a small scale.
Abundant seismic data, new mathematical analyses, and powerful supercomputers are yielding a detailed look beneath the ground, into Earth’s mantle.
After more than a century of service in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a historic work of structural engineering found a new home at Merrimack College.
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