They never saw it coming!

Amoebas Don’t Mess Around

Using DNA Nets to Capture Organisms Why don’t you ever get sick from the same bug twice? The answer lies in the elaborate network of defenses that make up your immune system. The intimate relationship...
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DNA Machines On a Roll

Machines, motors, mechanization — what comes to mind when you hear these terms? Maybe something big and clunky; maybe something powerful and sleek. But my guess would be that your mind doesn’t jump to a...
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Cage Molecules

Designing a Liquid That Can Swallow Gas Have you ever driven by an oil refinery or a really large power plant and wondered, “Gee, there’s a lot of carbon dioxide and other bad stuff entering the air?”...
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Torture on the Brain

Flaying, burning, boiling, crushing, beating, ripping, and stabbing—the horror of physical torture throughout history is still cringe-worthy centuries later. But what about the effects of such torture on the...
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Quantum Dots

The Ultimate Game Changers In an art gallery, the lighting in which a piece of art is shown is incredibly important to the viewer’s experience. Dial up the light provided by a spotlight overhead, and the...
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Chirality

Mirror Molecules and Medications If someone asked you to explain the difference between your left and right hand, what would you say? On the surface, your hands aren’t so different: they are both made...