In this week's episode, we explore using virtual reality for memory recall; teenage emotion overload; and finally, examine the role dopamine plays in forming episodic memories
If you have an interest in anything in the world, then you have an interest in chemistry because everything you hear, see, taste, smell and touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Our ability to understand the chemical make-up of things and chemical reactions has led to everything from modern food and drugs to plastics and computers.
Duke University professor Tony Jun Huang has developed a way to manipulate, split and mix droplets of biological fluids without leaving any trace of contamination by having them surf on acoustic waves
Susanne Rafelski, Director of ASsay Development at the Allen Institute for Cell Science, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
With a little help from the National Science Foundation, spiders have presented exciting ways to improve people's lives, safety and even food supply
What are the challenges of working in synthetic biology? Drew Endy, associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist"
Genes turn on, fluids go surfing, radioactivity spills from a cosmic collision and an oceanic plate crashes the party at Earth's mantle
Using sound waves, researchers have developed a gentle, contact-free method for separating circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood samples that is fast and efficient enough for clinical use
What does it mean to be a citizen of biology? Drew Endy, associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist"
An international team of researchers has developed a dynamic surface with reconfigurable topography that can sculpt and re-sculpt microscale to macroscale features, change its friction and slipperiness and tune other properties based on its proximity to a magnetic field
What is synthetic biology? Catherine Royer, professor of biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist"
What is the future of synthetic biology? Zan Luthey-Schulten, co-director at the Center for the Physics of Living Cells, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist"
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Keeling Curve, Ralph Keeling of the Scripps CO2 Program shows how scientists make carbon dioxide measurements.
By treating living cells like tiny absorbent sponges, researchers have developed a potentially new way to introduce molecules and therapeutic genes into human cells
A Vanderbilt team has taken the next step forward in using a little-known bacteria to stop the spread of deadly mosquito-borne viruses, such as Zika and dengue
With support from the National Science Foundation, developmental biologist Arnaud Martin and his team at George Washington University are using cutting-edge genomic techniques, such as CRISPR, to better understand how the rich stripes and swirls of a butterfly's wing take their shape
Understanding what makes one volcano's magma so much more explosive than another may one day help us avoid volcanic disasters
Researchers at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have developed a new method to classify and track the multitude of cells in a tissue sample
In this video, Rommie Amaro of the University of California, San Diego, describes her lab's research on the p53 protein, which mutates in a wide variety of cancers and is known as the "Guardian of the Genome"
New evidence reveals a previously unknown population of ancient Native Americans
What's the difference between thermoplastics and thermoset plastics? Philip Taynton, founder of Mallinda, answers your question in this edition of Ask a Scientist