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  • New genetic tools that trace confiscated ivory back to the elephant populations from which it came might help law enforcement agencies crack down on poaching, researchers say. The technology has already identified two areas in Africa that have been fueling the world's illegal ivory trade since...
  • In optogenetics, light-sensitive proteins are genetically targeted to specific cells, which can then be activated or silenced by light. | Sputnik Animation, Ed Boyden, and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT Basic research on how to turn brain cells "on" and "off" with pulses of light...
  • Researchers filmed the hawkmoth under different light conditions as it fed from a 3D, robotic flower. | Science /AAAS The vision of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta — an agile insect flyer that feeds on nectar — is finely tuned to the swaying of flowers in the breeze, a new study shows. These findings...
  • A new analysis of Triceratops fossils reveals that the teeth of these iconic, three-horned dinosaurs were more complex than previously realized, rivaling the most advanced mammalian teeth, such those of horses and bison, in sophistication. The study appears in the 5 June issue of Science Advances...
  • "The first suit I ever bought was for my AAAS policy fellowship,” Patil told the audience at the Forum on S&T Policy on May 1. | AAAS/ Kat Song Large-scale deployment of data can do wonderful things. In the hands of the federal government, it could improve cancer therapies, encourage civic...