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  • To Do

    See life in a cubic foot, visit Roman artifacts, and more to do

    Dinosaurs Among UsNow open

    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...

    03/27/2016 - 07:00 Science & Society
  • Editor's Note

    Racing for answers on Zika

    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

    Readers debate GMOs

    Unending debate

    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-...

    03/23/2016 - 12:45 Agriculture, Cosmology
  • Feature

    Microbes can play games with the mind

    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.

    The capsules...

    03/23/2016 - 09:30 Health, Mental Health
  • Science Visualized

    Science gives clues to 'The Bedroom' as van Gogh painted it

    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...

    03/23/2016 - 07:00 Science & Society, Chemistry