VOLUME 102 | NUMBER 6 | November 2014
The blooms’ varied hues trace back to both soil pH and the right additives.
Could different combinations produce new tints never seen in nature?
Data-dependent analysis—a “garden of forking paths”— explains why many statistically significant comparisons don't hold up.
With high stakes for jobs in science and math, mentors must provide postdocs with a recipe for success.
Computational models are splendid tools for understanding the intricacies of climate. But can we understand the intricacies of the models?
The bubonic plague left its mark on the human population of Europe, showing that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
In the season of presents, take some time to think about the people who developed the stuff that fills our everyday lives.
Thin sheets of laser light illuminate the incredibly complex process of embryonic development.
Evolutionarily distinct bird lineages are more likely to go extinct in farms than forests, but diversifying crops could curb the loss.
An interview with astrophysicist Kevin Luhman about his life and research as a brown dwarf hunter.
Proposals to redefine this unit of mass and a related measurement, the mole, may be overlooking a clearer, simpler solution.
This simple game has deceptively difficult computational problems behind it, which might be why it’s so addictive.
Appearances to the contrary, no species is exempt from selection, even when changes are difficult to detect in the fossil record.
Estradiol, the most common form of estrogen, is often called a female hormone, but men produce it too. Insight about its role comes from unusual sources.
A brief review of A History of the Garden in Fifty Tools, by Bill Laws
A brief review of Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program, by David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek
A brief review of How Snakes Work: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World’s Snakes, by Harvey B. Lillywhite
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