Behind the Scenes Archive
09 July 2010, 04:11 AM ET
Physicists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are working to develop a new method to sequence the human genome that will make the dream of the $1000 genome a reality.
02 July 2010, 03:43 AM ET
Ecologist Kevin Jernigan studies how the indigenous Aguaruna of the Peruvian Amazon view ecological relationships between birds
25 June 2010, 04:28 AM ET
Scientists have found a way to to measure and rank the success of soccer players based on an objective measure of performance instead of opinion
18 June 2010, 03:28 AM ET
Molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler studies how bacteria communicate using a chemical language, a process known as quorum sensing. The work may help scientists develop new types of antibiotics.
11 June 2010, 09:42 AM ET
Biologist Mikhail Matz studies how corals evolve. He is hoping to catch evolution in action as corals adapt to the ever-changing ocean environment, which gets warmer and more acidic every year
07 June 2010, 10:08 AM ET
Engineer John Schmitt is trying to develop legged robots that can easily run over the roughest surfaces. He uses cockroaches and other animals as models for the robot design.
01 June 2010, 05:08 AM ET
Using magnetic fields and cells containing magnetic nanoparticles, researchers have demonstrated that levitated cells can grow into three dimensional tissue that may resemble real human tissue much more closely than cells grown with traditional methods on
14 May 2010, 05:52 AM ET
A gradual dying out of large mammals 15,000 years ago, lead to the disappearance of certain plant populations, a new study says. The findings contradict pervious ideas that climate change or human hunting could have killed off these plants.
07 May 2010, 04:32 AM ET
Research entomologists Louis Hesler and Mike Catangui simultaneously discovered specimens of the "lost ladybugs" they were seeking on a scouting expedition to the South Dakota Badlands in June 2008.
30 April 2010, 04:53 AM ET
Advanced computing is crucial to drug discovery efforts, researchers say. They can simulate the binding of virtual proteins and ligands, which allow chemists to screen vast pools of possible compounds faster than would ever be possible in the laboratory.
23 April 2010, 06:13 AM ET
Primatologists Brain Hare thinks humans can learn a thing or two from bonobos. One of his recent studies found these apes enjoy sharing, while chimps don't
22 April 2010, 05:02 AM ET
Ecologists James Elser is advocating for sustainable use of the element phosphorus. This element plays an important role in humans society.
21 April 2010, 11:40 AM ET
Northwestern University are studying bacteria that might be able to tackle two environmental issues at once: leeching heavy metals from the soil while at the same time consuming the greenhouse gas methane.
16 April 2010, 07:00 AM ET
Chinese consumer demand study that analyzes consumer preferences and willingness-to-pay for select food safety attributes in pork.
09 April 2010, 08:44 AM ET
A study finds that warming rates and snow cover decline in Eurasia may be twice what they are in North America.
02 April 2010, 06:12 AM ET
A University of Arizona ecologist studies how climate change is impacting vegetation in the Sonoran Desert.
26 March 2010, 06:24 AM ET
Geoscientists Chris Marone and Cristiano Collettini travelled to the Isle of Elba to sample a tectonic fault that breaks most of the rules of fault mechanics. Their work reveals why these faults slip.
19 March 2010, 06:44 AM ET
Doctoral student in ecology survives earthquake in Haiti to continue her work promoting sustainable tree farming
12 March 2010, 08:23 AM ET
Biologists Thomas Park studies naked mole rats and has found these strange animals can live long periods without oxygen and are immune to certain types of pain
05 March 2010, 08:47 AM ET
Environmental engineer Michael Nassry studies glacial streams from melting glaciers in Alaska.
26 February 2010, 06:51 AM ET
Environmental engineer Marc Edwards takes a closer look at the nation’s water supply.
24 February 2010, 12:37 PM ET
Radio survey of dwarf galaxies seeks to explain ongoing star formation.
12 February 2010, 08:57 AM ET
New imagery of the sun is revealing the complex dynamics of its surface and corona.
10 February 2010, 09:33 AM ET
Andrew DeWoody uses DNA to study the lives of eagles.
05 February 2010, 06:54 AM ET
An astronomer at Lowell Observatory studies how stars form in tiny, "dwarf" galaxies, which may provide insight into the birth of the first starts after the Big Bang.
29 January 2010, 09:41 AM ET
A study of termites reveals how "worker" insects may have emerged.
22 January 2010, 09:58 AM ET
Human blood contains sent-producing compounds that lure mosquitoes, scientists find
15 January 2010, 09:28 AM ET
Scientists turn to flies to study the roots of aggression
24 December 2009, 04:15 AM ET
Celebrating first women scientists to travel to Antarctica.
18 December 2009, 06:25 AM ET
Celeste Watkins-Hayes is examining how women cope economically with HIV/AIDS.
11 December 2009, 06:15 AM ET
Scientists are learning more about Saturn's moon Titan, including details of its weather and landscape
04 December 2009, 10:35 AM ET
Keyless keyboard invented for carpal tunnel, now used by gamers.
27 November 2009, 04:47 AM ET
Researcher finds evidence of the earliest known horse domestication in Kazakhstan.
20 November 2009, 06:27 AM ET
A wireless "backbone" in the wilderness brings the power of the internet to remote locations.
13 November 2009, 04:28 AM ET
New research on the Joshua Tree and its pollinators suggests that coevolution may be responsible for the wide diversity of insects and plants around the world.
06 November 2009, 04:47 AM ET
Biologist John Longino and his group study ant biodiversity in Central America