How Science Studies Love

That love inspires art goes without saying. Poets, composers, artists, and philosophers have all explored this powerful human emotion - many producing stunning masterpieces as a result. But can scientists also explore this complex and somewhat intangible thing we call…

How DNA will Travel

A cell’s DNA contains a wealth of valuable information. This information allows organisms to create the proteins they need to live. Scientists also use the information stored within DNA to answer questions, diagnose diseases, solve crimes, and even unravel Earth’s…

Apples from Apples

Humans have long recognized and taken advantage of genetic variation through traditional plant and animal husbandry techniques. For centuries, selective breeding and conventional hybridization have been used to increase desirable qualities.  For fruits and vegetables, desirable qualities include disease-resistance, drought…