Space bears, more like.

15 September 2008 grant b 1

New Scientist has joined the chorus of publications huddling around the cutest space invaders ever. Swedish researchers have just proved that tiny creatures called tardigrades, […]

Bad choices and birth control.

22 August 2008 grant b 0

LiveScience makes clear that sometimes, contraception isn’t the best decision. Or, well, doesn’t help you make the best decisions… because birth control pills befuddle women’s […]

*More* spouses?

20 August 2008 grant b 2

New Scientist has just given me stress-induced palpitations with their finding that the more wives, the longer-lived the man: After accounting for socioeconomic differences, men […]

Better than Shinola.

18 August 2008 grant b 0

Dailytech.com is smiling (or is it just gas?) over the latest trick we’ve gotten E. coli to perform. Geneticists have altered the food-poisoning germ so […]

Spicy bugs.

15 August 2008 grant b 0

If you like your food a little spicy, EurekAlert.org might whet your appetite in a crawly kind of way… because hot peppers owe everything to […]

Unintentional twins.

8 August 2008 grant b 0

The Los Angeles Times recently reported on some trouble with DNA testing. No, it wasn’t a new OJ Simpson-style courtroom blunder, but the discovery that […]

Turning off old age.

29 July 2008 grant b 0

Stanford researchers have discovered something strange about microscopic worms, ScientificBlogging reports. These nematodes have specific genes that regulate the aging process: The researchers examined the […]

Snikt.

24 July 2008 grant b 2

Symmetry unveils the biological oddity of animals with organic metal parts: The metals accumulate after molting, as the animals grow into adulthood. Researchers monitored the […]

SONG: We Climb.

23 July 2008 grant b 0

SONG: “We Climb.” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: “Fossil fills out water-land leap”, BBC News, 25 Jun 2008, as […]

What is it?

17 July 2008 grant b 1

CNN, not normally an outlet for science news, covers the mysterious story of a brand new bug at London’s Natural History Museum: The museum has […]