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The fractal patterns of bacterial colonies

Bacteria may be single celled organisms but they very rarely exist as single cells on their own. Instead, bacteria form colonies made up of many cells, all growing and dividing together...

June 9, 2013 — S.E. Gould

Happy Father's Day to all Superdads

© Giulia Pex Photographer Giulia Pex has come up with the coolest Father Day's present ever. Her series "Dad, you are my favourite superhero" mixes drawing, illustration and photography to showcase her dad's alter egos as the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight.  © Giulia Pex The surprisingly effective and deceptively simple comic-book style portraits convey both affection and spur-of-the-moment spontaneity...

June 9, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

No One Is Immune. I Am Not Immune.

TRIGGER WARNING. Describes unwanted contact, may be triggering to survivors of harassment or assault. *     *     * No woman is immune. *     *     * “Don’t I know you from the gym?” A trim, older man is smiling in line in front of me at the allergist’s office...

June 8, 2013 — Kate Clancy

8 Awesome Octopus Facts for World Oceans Day

Octopuses are amazing. In honor of World Oceans Day, here are eight facts about these incredible creatures.8. Octopuses are masters of camouflage. However, research suggests that octopuses don't try to blend into their entire environment—to look like coral, sand and seaweed all at once...

June 8, 2013 — Katherine Harmon

How to make people eat dog food

I have to assume John Bohannon woke up one morning and thought, “What does dog food taste like?” That, or he might have just been out of food and people were coming over.Either way, the outcome was the same...

June 8, 2013 — Julie Hecht

Neuroscience in Fiction: Fear and panic in Jaden and Will Smith s After Earth

“You must realize that fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” ― Will Smith as General Cypher Raige in After Earth Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, the father-and-son duo Will and Jaden Smith costar in the new filial love epic/sci-fi adventure After Earth...

June 8, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

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