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As usual, these past few weeks (ok, years) my head has been full of swirling thoughts of symbiosis, synthetic biology, photosynthesis, and biomimicry.

November 29, 2011 — Christina Agapakis

Dr. Dove's Unicorns

Dr. W. Franklin Dove spent years of his career creating unicorns. Unicorn goats, unicorn cows. Even tri-horned animals roamed Dove’s barns.Dove created these strangely-horned animals by removing immature “horn buds” from the heads of young animals and implanting the horn buds to a different location on the skull...

November 29, 2011 — Madeline McCurry-Schmidt

How To Photograph Roller Derby

Roller Derby is back. An organic rebirth of this predominately women's sport has brought derby to hundreds of cities across North America and around the world.

November 29, 2011 — Alex Wild

Is This Your Long-Lost Ancestor?

In the spring of 2010, the world met Australopithecus sediba, a nearly two-million-year-old human relative whose remains were found at a site just a short drive from Johannesburg, South Africa...

November 29, 2011 — Kate Wong

Artist Paints Lichens on NYC Buildings

New York, New York. A metropolis of gleaming skyscrapers, majestic brownstones and concrete as far as the eye can see. But on the northern border of Greenwich Village , a strange, little biological experiment is taking place...

November 29, 2011 — Rose Eveleth

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