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New Microscope Allows Scientists To View The World Like Never Before

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.24.2014 | Science

You've never seen cells up-close quite like this. Developed at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a powerful new microscope can record the activity o...

As Above, So Below: Lezley Saar's "Monad" at Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Sola Agustsson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

Lezley Saar's latest exhibition "Monad" features mixed-media paintings of melancholic Victorian ladies floating through space on cellular vehicles.

LOOK: 11 Spectacular Photos That Make Tiny World VERY Big

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.17.2013 | Science

The world looks a lot different through a microscope. For instance, the trap of a carnivorous plant is truly terrifying. Baby box bugs are absolutely ...

DNA Technique Offers New Vista On Invisible Life

| Elizabeth Pennisi | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science

Microbes are everywhere—even inside us. But because so many of these bugs won't grow in the lab, scientists have had a tough time figuring out just...

Rebecca Skloot on Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks... and Getting Kicked Out of Preschool

Mark Bazer | Posted 03.27.2013 | Science
Mark Bazer

Rebecca Skloot stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout, in Chicago, to talk about life after writing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, her childhood and her next book.

WATCH: Life On Earth's Five Billion Years Stuffed Into Two Minutes

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

When the amazing 4.5-billion-year history of life on Earth is compressed into two minutes and 20 seconds, it quickly becomes apparent that humans are ...

Toads and Mice and the Sheep in Between: The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Nessa Carey | Posted 12.19.2012 | Science
Nessa Carey

Imagine the possibilities. We could replace cells lost in diseases, from those that produce insulin in the pancreas of patients with type 1 diabetes, to the brain cells destroyed in Parkinson's disease.

Mystery of Evolution of Many-Celled Life Revealed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.19.2012 | Science

What does ordinary yeast have to say about evolution? Quite a lot, if the authors of a new study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Can Your DNA Predict Longevity?

mobile.theweek.com | Posted 01.13.2012 | Fifty

What if your doctor could tell you how long your life would be -- while you were still young? That's the possibility offered by a study released this ...

Are We Part of a Single Living Organism?

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Robert Lanza, M.D.

I have learned that life is a complex play of cells, some that are around when you're young, some when you're old, but that all, regardless of species, are parts of one organism expanding and contracting in space and time.

Watch: Microscope Reveals Secrets Of Human Immune Cells

Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living

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PHOTOS: Cells As Art

Posted 07.29.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Contrary to popular belief, beauty is not only skin deep: there is plenty to fascinate right beneath the surface. This is cert...

Growing Body Parts From Human Cells: '60 Minutes' Examines Idea (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Advances in regenerative medicine means it's possible for damaged body parts to be regrown from human cells, and 60 Minutes featured the growing area ...

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: Rebecca Skloot On 'The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Rebecca Skloot, the author of the recently published "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," talked to Stephen Colbert last night about the first person t...

Walking And Talking On Phone Dangerous For Seniors

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For older people, gabbing on a cell phone while walking across the street may increase the chances of being run over, according to a new study...

Beyond Science Fiction

Buck Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Buck Goldstein

Dr. Joe DeSimone has just won a big invention award for nano-particles that are 100x smaller than a red blood cell and as smart as a microprocessor.