Articles by Gabrielle Jonas
'Bio-Artist' Plans To Insert Wikipedia Into Genome Of Ancient Apples May 16, 2014 17:07 PM E
An innovative bio-artist plans to use a 4,000-year-old apple's genome to hide encyclopedic text for a living tree of knowledge.
'MEMS Nanoinjector' A Microscopically Small Lance Can Now Transfer DNA May 13, 2014 17:50 PM E
Biomechanical engineers developed a lance that's only a few billionths of a meter to conduct gene transfer.
Bacterial Cell Walls Are Much More Resilient Than Previously Thought May 12, 2014 15:24 PM E
The ability of certain bacteria such as this cholera bacterium to make a come-back even after shriveling up from so-called "osmosis shock," may help explain why it's so tenacious.
Reducing NYC Air Pollution Would Boost Children's IQ And Chance For Financial Success May 08, 2014 14:00 PM E
A study that likens the effects of air pollution on fetuses to that of smoking mothers, finds that cleaner air would lead to smarter, higher-earning children.
'Better' Wheelchair And Bike Wheel Gives Users Jostle-Free Ride Down Stairs, Curbs, And Even Off-Road May 06, 2014 15:22 PM E
An injured Israeli farmer who found himself jostled as he rode over his field, looked to his farm equipment for ideas on how to improve the ride.
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw) May 02, 2014 15:19 PM E
In the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors, it's possible to predict what an opponent will do and defeat her with a preemptive strike. Insights into this classic game's strategy may even have implications beyond gamesmanship, to human decision-making, especially when faced with uncertainty.
High School Biology Teachers Weaken Oklahoma Students' Grasp of Evolution May 02, 2014 14:07 PM E
High school students feel more confident about their knowledge of evolution after completing their Intro Biology classes, but their confidence is misplaced.
Lab Mice Are So Stressed Out By Male Researchers, They Suppress Their Pain Response To Them Apr 29, 2014 15:16 PM E
Lab mice getting injected with painful inflammatories grimaced 36 percent less when a human male observer than was nearby, than when a female or no one was nearby.
I Just Found Out I'm A Neanderthal: A Reaction To The Genographic Project Apr 29, 2014 15:15 PM E
National Geographic's Genographic Project challenges assumptions about race, and even religion.
Praying Mantis Wears 'The World's Tiniest' 3D Glasses To Advance The Cause Of Research Apr 29, 2014 13:19 PM E
A praying mantis outfitted with the world's tiniest 3D glasses is probably "prayin' for the end of time."
Biodiversity Crisis Redefined: Flora And Fauna Are Becoming More Homogenous Apr 22, 2014 15:57 PM E
A new study finds that diversity among animals isn't what it used to be.
100 Hippos Flee From Flotilla Of 100 Crocs in Zambian River Apr 21, 2014 16:17 PM E
A dramatic confrontation took place in a national park in Zambia, with hippos, normally a formidable threat themselves, ceding part of a river to a terrifying group of crocodiles.
'Kepler-186f,' New Earth-Like Planet: Rocky Planet, Discovered In ‘Habitable Zone’ Where High Noon Is Like Our Sunset Apr 18, 2014 12:08 PM E
A planet closest to our own in habitability has been discovered 500 light years away.
Cows’ Burps and Farts Can Make Methane Gas To Make A Car Run (And Not Just Away) Apr 18, 2014 08:43 AM E
Argentina, a country rich in cows, is hoping the methane gas they produce can be redirected into bio-fuels to power a car, and maybe even entire villages.
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