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12 Favorite Science Stories Of 2014
Rafting Monkeys Changed the World
Alan de Queiroz
Author of The Monkey's Voyage
When I bring up this case of the ocean-crossing monkeys, scientists and non-scientists alike often react with undisguised incredulity. Even people who would normally take me seriously are likely to flash a bemused smile. After all, how could monkeys possibly get across the Atlantic?
3 Awesome Things We Learned About Plants in 2013
Dr. Chris Martine
David Burpee Professor at Bucknell University
A brand new cell part that flavors wine, a flower that depends on "footlong" moth tongues and a list of about 1,000 new species are the stories that topped my list of the most impressive things we learned about plants last year.
Bacteria Can 'Smell' Their Environment, Research Shows
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