Jenny Lauren Lee

All Stories by Jenny Lauren Lee

  1. Better living through plasmonics

    Mixing light with nanotechnology could help treat cancer and build faster computers.

  2. Humans

    A head for numbers

    The brain shows slightly different, but overlapping patterns when processing digits and dots of the same value.

  3. Paleontology

    Tiny T. rex-like tyrants

    Fossils of new species suggest peculiar features weren’t limited to the biggest dinosaurs

  4. Broken Symmetry

    Scientists seek mechanisms explaining development of the body’s left-right pattern.

  5. Life

    One coral alga explodes with temperature increase

    A rare species of coral algae exploded in population when ocean temperatures increased, a new study shows.

  6. Chemistry

    Blue halos of doom

    Under ultraviolet light, rings around the brown spots in aging bananas may signal the transition from ripe to rotten, researchers say.

  7. Animals

    Play that monkey music

    Man-made music inspired by tamarin calls seems to alter the primates’ emotions, a new study suggests.

  8. Humans

    New genes give gut bacteria antibiotic resistance

    Scientists find new genes for antibiotic resistance in common bacteria in the human gut.

  9. Chemistry

    Leptin leads to hamster baby boom

    High levels of leptin may tell mother hamsters to invest in larger litters, a new study suggests.

  10. Life

    Excess folic acid sits idle

    Humans metabolize folic acid at a slow rate, suggesting that additional folic acid may yield no more benefits than recommended doses do, researchers report.

  11. Humans

    Nostril rivalry

    Like the eyes and ears, each nostril vies for the brain’s attention, a new study suggests.

  12. What do you see?

    Emotion may help the visual system jump the gun to predict what the brain will see.