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London Is Crawling with Drug-Resistant Microbes

Nearly half of bacteria gathered in public settings around the city were resistant to two or more commonly used antibiotics, such as penicillin and erythromycin. Christopher Intagliata reports...

August 3, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Male Black Widows Poach Rivals’ Approaches

Mating is risky business for black widow males—so they hitchhike on the silk threads left by competitors to more quickly find a mate. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 1, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

For Ants, the Sky’s the Compass

Computer modeling revealed that insects with a celestial compass can likely determine direction down to just a couple degrees of error. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

July 23, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Nobel Laureate Recalls Zoo Inspiration

As a boy, George P. Smith was fascinated by reptiles. In this interview with Scientific American , Smith talks about how his scientific interest changed from reptiles to molecular biology—and led to his Nobel Prize-winning work using evolutionary principles to develop systems that make it possible to create entirely new kinds of pharmaceuticals...

July 1, 2019
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World