Apr 03

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Slime Molds, Revealed

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.

Dec 08

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Science, Skin Deep

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.

Sep 19

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The Return of the Gray Wolf

Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the successful return of a once endangered species now caught in the crosshairs of cattle ranchers.

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…

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