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Prions Involved in Some Alzheimer's

Prions Involved in Some Alzheimer's

A study in the journal Nature finds that prions can team up with amyloid beta, the protein that forms the big plaques in Alzheimer's, to make the condition much worse. Karen Hopkin reports...

March 2, 2009

Are octopuses smart?

The mischievous mollusk that flooded a Santa Monica aquarium is not the first MENSA-worthy octopus

February 27, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

How long do microbes at the bottom of the ocean live, anyway?

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...

February 27, 2009 — Katrina Edwards

James Watson disses today's high school teachers

Last night in a room with a double helix woven in the carpet, the cantankerous geneticist James Watson, Nobel Prize winner and provocateur—made clear his opinion of today's high school teachers: They're not too bright...

February 26, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

Sailing at last, and rocking all night, on our way to 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...

February 26, 2009 — Katrina Edwards

The Clear-Headed Fish

This fish might look made for science—or just plain made-up—but it's 100 percent real. First described in 1939, this "barreleye" has been somewhat of a mystery to science...

February 26, 2009
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