Oxytocin is known as the “love drug.” It also plays a role in parenting, and researchers say it can even make us better caregivers.
Scientists say they are under attack. By a president who has proposed drastic cuts to federal science programs. A president who has withdrawn from an international climate agreement. Who appointed an Environmental Protection Agency director that believes climate change is a hoax. And now, those scientists are taking off their lab coats and heading for the streets.
We are having one of the worst flu seasons in decades. In New York City alone there’s been record-high hospitalizations and deaths. Doctors insists a flu shot will help even late in the season, but some people are questioning if it’s worth it. Meira Gebel has the story.
Microbes — the trillions of micro-organisms living in, on and around us — are having their moment in the limelight. Thanks to new technology, we can look at millions more of these organisms than we could 5 years ago. A new exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, puts bacteria at center stage.
The emerging field of synthetic biology has hit a milestone: creating an entire chromosome—one of the 16 belonging to yeast—from scratch.