By KENNETH CHANG A biologist walks into a comedy club… Actually, the story begins earlier. A biologist who had abandoned academia and was working in San Francisco on contract as a computer programmer for Charles Schwab walked into a Laundromat … The former biologist was Tim Lee. After completing his undergraduate biology degree at the University of California, San Diego, he […]
A physicist at the University of Illinois devised an immersive game in which teams solve science puzzles to unlock a mystery — before it’s too late. By Kenneth Chang URBANA, Ill. — It was 10 p.m., and we were locked in a room at the mall. It had been a long day. I had woken up […]
By James Gorman In the world of noses, the elephant’s trunk clearly stands out for its size, flexibility, strength and slightly creepy gripping ability. Go ahead, try to pluck a leaf with your nostrils and see how you fare. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that the elephant’s sense of smell is also outstanding.
Researchers found that house cats that roam outdoors were more likely to pick up diseases than indoor cats. By JoAnna Klein You got a kitten. Congratulations! You’ve joined the club of more than 36 million Americans with pet cats. Now, will your kitty be an indoor cat or an outdoor cat? You may want to keep it […]
By Karen Zraick A custom-made drone delivered a kidney this month to a Maryland woman who had waited eight years for a lifesaving transplant. While it was only a short test flight — less than three miles in total — the team that created the drone at the University of Maryland says it was a worldwide first and […]