At the age of 35, Jessica Winter found out she had breast cancer. Her response? Invent a new nanotechnology for pinpoint diagnosis and personalized medicine; then, recruit allies and investors to scale up production for clinical use.
What is this thing called life? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering how life works and what makes animals, plants and microbes "alive." Organisms don't remain the same forever. Without change, life on Earth would stagnate. Species are in a constant dance with their environment. When an environment changes, the species that live within must change too, evolving to better adapt in order to survive. The end result is the diversity of life we see around us.
In Kenya, a team of scientists is seeking to discover more about the hippopotamus and its habitat.
Dr. Erika Geisbrecht of Kansas State speaks about her KCALSI Annual Dinner "Science to Art" Auction submission.
As Hawaii contemplates joining over 60 places in the US to ban the use of throwaway styrofoam/polystyrene, 17 students from Hawaii invision a future for the oceans.
There's more to nitrogen than the letter N. The element and its biogeochemical cycle is the focus of research by Amy Marcarelli, an associate professor of biological sciences at Michigan Tech.
In this week's episode we examine electric eels, test out a new at home screening test for people on blood thinner, learn about a new app for reporting floods and finally examine how RoboBee uses static electricity to stick to surfaces.
The movement of fruit contributes to the spread of certain pests around the world. One such pest, the Apple Maggot Fly, is threatening to spread to northern portions of the country that would normally never see the pest.
NC State Phytotron ready to tackle 21st century challenges of food and energy security
Biologists have discovered that electric eels make leaping attacks
In episode 57, Charlie and Jordan explore different whale species-specific hotspots for dinner time
UCSB researchers and colleagues review the past, present and future of marine animal life
In episode 55, Charlie and Jordan explore the venomous relationship between rattlesnakes and squirrels and how it helps scientists better understand how these natural enemies have co-evolved.
Two University of Michigan researchers turn useless waste from rice processing into the high-purity silica compounds that are used in everything from toothpaste to tires.
Broadbills produce a startlingly loud sound with their wings to mark off territory, as this video shows.
Stony Brook University researchers James Herrera and Liliana M. Dávalos locate extinct and living lemurs in one evolutionary tree
For more than six decades, the National Science Foundation has funded science and engineering research that has led to discoveries and innovations that transformed our world.
What happens when rattlesnakes stalk ground squirrels? UC Davis grad student Bree Putman chose Blue Oak Ranch Reserve to find out.
A brief look at how National Science Foundation-supported fundamental research helps drive our nation's economy, enhance our security, advance our knowledge to sustain global leadership, and transform our future.
Alistair Evans of the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University has led research showing that the evolution of human teeth is much simpler than previously thought, and that we can predict the size of teeth missing from human fossils and those of our extinct close relatives.
To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease when tick season is at its peak this year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York.