The Search for Slime Molds

Steve Stephenson was introduced to slime molds as a graduate student. But it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. “There was a single laboratory session devoted to slime molds that was included in a m...

DNA for the Taking

Most organisms have a set of genes from birth to death, and that set is the one their sexual parents or asexual parent provided. This is vertical gene transfer. Other organisms collect fragments of D...

Rattled About the Environment

Derek Hennen took us into the woods in search of millipedes in our August 6 blog post. He mentioned encountering other forest dwellers – rattlesnakes. His remark called to mind a Research Frontiers v...