biology


Evolution’s hotspots

Biologists at the University of the Andes in Colombia claim to have discovered one of the fastest evolving ecosystems on the planet. This rapid diversification…




Bone business

Just in time for Halloween, a controversy has erupted in the scientific community over an early human skull that was found in a dig site…


A day in the life: Doing the blot

Welcome back, dear readers! Last time we covered some of the basics of Western blotting. This issue, we’ll start getting into some of the specifics…



A day in the life: Western blotting

Hello again, dear readers! This issue, we will be exploring the world of Western blotting. Before we do a Western blot, let’s get acquainted with…


Boiled Alive

Research presented at the International Ethological Conference, known as Behaviour 2013, in Newcastle, U.K. earlier this August has shown there may be more to crustacean…


A day in the life: PCR redux

Welcome back! This issue, we’ll be finishing up the PCR experiment. Last time, we left off with our extracted mouse DNA samples sitting in the…