ScienceLives

These ScienceLives articles are provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
Read More

Latest Articles

Mysteries Under the Mundane Help Save Species
Jake Ferguson studies seasonality to aid predictions of animal population trends
January 28th, 2015
Studying seasonality and the ebb and flow of resources helps this researcher predict animal population growth and decline.
Read More »
Passionate About Coral Reef Parasites
Sikkel and undergrads return from retrieving samples

January 25th, 2015
Marine ecologist Paul Sikkel discusses his passion for and work with coral reefs and the parasites that live there.
Read More »
From Drawing to Morphology: Sandy Kawano
Sandy Kawano creates 3-D fossil models
November 6th, 2014
A childhood love of drawing leads Sandy Kawano into a branch of biology studying in animal body shapes
Read More »
Parrot Pecking Order Hints at Humans' Social Lives
Elizabeth Hobson catches a parakeet i
January 27th, 2015
Researchers uses quantitative methods to understand how and why species such as parrots develop complex social societies and how those social relationships compare to other animals.
Read More »
Math Predicts How Climate Change Affects Plants
Caroline Farrior studies trees

January 24th, 2015
Caroline Farrior uses math to understand the old plants play in the global carbon cycle so scientists will be able to predict the path of climate change.
Read More »
From Slot Machines to Self-Tracking Devices: An Anthropologist Story
Natasha Schüll human-machine interaction

September 12th, 2014
Anthropologist Natasha Schüll seeks to understand our connections and responses to machines and technology.
Read More »
Using Math to Understand the Puzzle of Humanity
Matthew Zefferman applies his enthusiasm for solving puzzles to investigating how human culture influences modern society

June 9th, 2014
Matthew Zefferman applies his enthusiasm for solving puzzles to investigating how human culture influences modern society.
Read More »
Urgently Examining Environmental Impacts of Fertilizer Run-off
Angela Peace uses applied mathematics to solve diverse questions about biological phenomena
January 25th, 2015
As human activity alters the balance of nutrient cycles in nature, one mathematical biologist seeks answers to questions about how phosphorous pollution affects our lakes.
Read More »
Computer Models Aid Kidney Disease Research
Ioannis Sgouralis creates computer models to assess organ behavior in varying conditions
January 23rd, 2015
Ioannis Sgouralis of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is using mathematical modeling to study how the kidneys behave in a range of different conditions.
Read More »
Citizen Science Assists Coastal Ecosystem Studies
Julia Parrish is the founder and executive director of COASST
September 9th, 2014
The leader of the COASST ocean conservation group says why her work makes her feel like Jacques Cousteau.
Read More »