Dinosaurs Among UsNow open03/27/2016 - 07:00 Science & Society
With help from fossils and life-size models, this exhibit lays out the evidence — from feathers to nesting behavior — that links dinosaurs to birds.American Museum of Natural History, New York CityLife in One Cubic FootNow open
In this interactive exhibit, count up the different types of organisms that pass through a cubic foot of land or water in a single day...
Sometimes science does not move fast enough, despite much hard work and effort. That’s true in the case of the Zika virus outbreak currently marching through the Americas. As we report in a collection of stories, much remains unclear, including the relationship between Zika infection and microcephaly and how best to combat the mosquitoes that spread the disease. So far, however,...03/23/2016 - 12:45 Microbiology, Health, Mental Health, Nutrition
Letters to the Editor
Unending debate03/23/2016 - 12:45 Agriculture, Cosmology
Foods containing genetically modified organisms have been on grocery store shelves for decades, with plenty of evidence that eating them is no more dangerous to health than eating conventional foods, Rachel Ehrenberg concluded in “GMOs under scrutiny” (SN: 2/6/16, p. 22).
Reader response to the article was overwhelming, with many thanking Ehrenberg for her well-...
The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain benefits were subtle, but the results, reported at last year’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, got attention. That’s because the pills were not a precise chemical formula synthesized by the pharmaceutical industry.
Compare the original and recolorized paintings
Though science and art are vastly different disciplines, one can shed light on the other. That connection is on display in a recolorized version (above) of Vincent van Gogh’s The Bedroom.
The colors in the original work, a version painted in 1889, have faded over time. For an exhibit on display through May 10 at the Art Institute of...