Rebecca Cheung

All Stories by Rebecca Cheung

  1. Chemistry

    Heat Beaters

    Scientists seek enzymes that don’t mind working at high temperatures.

  2. Life

    Blue light tells plants when to flower

    Protein that marks day length also coordinates blooming genes.

  3. Ecosystems

    Darwin’s Devices

    What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us About the History of Life and the Future of Technology, by John Long.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Even moderate noise may harm hearing

    Chronic, low-level sound exposure causes deficits in rats.

  5. Life

    Gene appears linked with a person’s daily rhythms

    Variations could play a role in determining time of death, or help shift workers better adapt.

  6. Secret of a Lifetime

    How long a neutron lives holds clues to the cosmos.

  7. Life

    Tree cricket song has note of variability

    Wings’ length, individual segments allow species to produce mating calls in range of frequencies.

  8. Life

    Larvae sustain comb jelly population

    Species thrives in Baltic Sea despite never reaching adulthood.

  9. Life

    Polar bears older than previously thought

    New analysis reveals that the Arctic species dates back to about 600,000 years ago.

  10. Life

    Engineering better hair transplants

    Cell-based approach to new follicles takes hold in skin.

  11. Physics

    Long-sought particles possibly glimpsed

    Majorana fermions, which are their own antiparticle, could one day be useful in quantum computing.

  12. Physics

    Insects covered in tough stuff

    Locust exoskeleton could inspire new, fracture-resistant materials.