By the end of 2019, I was ready for a change of scenery. Working as a natural history photographer, I’d spent the previous two years tracking snow leopards in the Himalayas. Then, one snowy afternoon, I received a brief call from Dr. Rohit Naniwadekar, a bird biologist with the NatureContinue Reading

In June, 100 fruit fly scientists gathered on the Greek island of Crete for their biennial meeting. Among them was Cassandra Extavour, a Canadian geneticist at Harvard University. Her lab works with fruit flies to study evolution and development — “evo devo.” Most often, such scientists choose as their “modelContinue Reading

Ten years ago this week, Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues published the results of a test-tube experiment on bacterial genes. When the study came out in the journal Science on June 28, 2012, it did not make headline news. In fact, over the next few weeks, it did not makeContinue Reading

Researchers also assessed the user-friendliness of each product. “You want to make sure that nothing requires too much force, make sure that it’s easy to grasp, grip,” said Sarah Farmer, managing director of Georgia Tech’s HomeLab. “Let’s streamline it where possible, cut down steps where possible.” Maxim Biomedical, a Maryland-basedContinue Reading

The complications Saliva also has trade-offs. While the virus appears to build up in saliva early, the nose may be a better place to detect it later in the course of infection. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology found that while the virus often spiked first in saliva, itContinue Reading