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How do you find your way back to where you've drilled in the ocean?

Editor's Note: University of Southern California geobiologist Katrina Edwards is taking part in a three-week drilling project at the Atlantic's North Pond—a sediment-filled valley on the ocean floor—designed to locate and study what she calls the “intraterrestrials”: the myriad microbial life-forms living inside Earth's crust...

March 12, 2009 — Katrina Edwards

Does the fountain of youth lie in the naked mole rat?

Naked mole rats—hairless, sausagelike rodents that live in burrows beneath the arid soils of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia—have a remarkable ability to resist aging.  Scientists are getting closer to understanding why these animals grow old with such grace, and they hope their findings will lead to therapies for staving off age-related ailments...

March 12, 2009 — Coco Ballantyne

Radio tagging to track Nepal's endangered gharials

One of the world's largest crocodilian species is also its rarest. With just a few hundred individuals left, the critically endangered gharial ( Gavialis gangeticus) faces an uncertain future in its remaining river habitats in India and Nepal...

March 12, 2009 — John Platt
Nutrient-Powered Evolution

Nutrient-Powered Evolution

Recent research sheds light on the influence agricultural fertilizers can have on the evolution of aquatic animals. Adam Hinterthuer reports.

March 12, 2009

Our results get better and better, but we're on a path of destruction

Editor's Note: University of Southern California geobiologist Katrina Edwards is taking part in a three-week drilling project at the Atlantic's North Pond—a sediment-filled valley on the ocean floor—designed to locate and study what she calls the “intraterrestrials”: the myriad microbial life-forms living inside Earth's crust...

March 11, 2009 — Katrina Edwards
Primate Not So Innocent

Primate Not So Innocent

A study in the journal Current Biology shows that chimps can make long-term plans--because one was found saving up stones to throw at people. Cynthia Graber reports

March 11, 2009

We hit pay dirt back in the North Pond

Editor's Note: University of Southern California geobiologist Katrina Edwards is taking part in a three-week drilling project at the Atlantic's North Pond—a sediment-filled valley on the ocean floor—designed to locate and study what she calls the “intraterrestrials”: the myriad microbial life-forms living inside Earth's crust...

March 10, 2009 — Katrina Edwards
The Baby Nobels

The Baby Nobels

SciAm.com met up with the 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search, considered the "Super Bowl" of science. Christie Nicholson reports

March 10, 2009
Anatomy Lessons through the Ages

Anatomy Lessons through the Ages

Medical books from centuries past give a glimpse into the science of yore, thanks to the National Library of Medicine

March 9, 2009 — Laura Massey
Anatomy Lessons through the Ages

Anatomy Lessons through the Ages

Medical books from centuries past give a glimpse into the science of yore, thanks to the National Library of Medicine

March 9, 2009
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