BIOSCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY

Saving Face: How One Pioneering Surgeon is Pushing the Limits of Facial Transplants

[Read full story in Smithsonian.com] His reconstructed faces have tongues that taste and eyelids that blink. But will they withstand the test of time? [Dec. 9, 2016] There have been…

The Asian Bucket List II. Harbin in Sun, Ice and Blood

Harbin, Manchuria:  Officials here seem reluctant to spotlight the Japanese germ warfare scientists and what they did to thousands of local inhabitants here in 1932 and beyond. Perhaps that’s the…

Biocomplexity: A New Science For Survival

The Scientist 14[19]:1, Oct. 2, 2000 This article originally appeared in The Scientist with an accompanying interview with Dr. Colwell.  NEWS Biocomplexity: A New Science For Survival? NSF director Rita…

Surrender the Pink

“Welcome to Voice Print Identification.” The silky computer voice that sounded like a cocktail hostess circa 1968 ushered in a new era of thinking about biometric authentication. By Arielle Emmett…

The Human Genome

The Scientist 14[15]:1, Jul. 24, 2000 The Human Genome Armed with a working draft, scientist, ponder the meaning of all 23 human chromosome pairs and more