The slime mold takes on hundreds of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some varieties are the size of dinner plates, while others are only visible through a microscope.
By Jenny Marder
Carl Zimmer's latest book, "Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed," includes a virtual gallery of science-inspired tattoos, the stories of the scientists behind the ink and the science behind the stories. Here is a sample from his book.
By Mike Fritz and Miles O'Brien
Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the successful return of a once endangered species now caught in the crosshairs of cattle ranchers.
Snakes have been around for some 150 million years, but their ancient physiology might hold some important clues to developing new drugs.
By PBS NewsHour
Can scientists develop better ways to identify developing tornadoes?…
By Vanessa Dennis and Miles O'Brien
The nuclear crisis in Japan has evoked memories of the Chernobyl meltdown, the worst nuclear accident in history. Miles O'Brien and crew returned last week to survey the scene, 25 years later.
Dr. Zoltan Takacs hunts deadly snakes around the world in search of their venom. Once he's captured the reptile's poison, he brings it back to his Chicago lab where he studies the neurotoxins. Takacs is also photographer and takes advantage…
Scientists have created an "invisibility cloak" that can hide a tiny object from infrared light.
As 2009 wound to a close, the PBS NewsHour asked scientists and science journalists to discuss the most significant science stories of the year.
Large wildfires in the western United States, such as the week-old Station Fire that has charred more than 215 square miles north of Los Angeles, have been increasing in both frequency and size in recent years.
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