Alfred Hitchcock is haunting the River Charles

You're looking at a photograph of the frozen Charles River, taken this morning at 9:35 local time from the Mass Ave bridge connecting Cambridge to Boston. Call us crazy, but we couldn't help but notice the profile of a certain Master of Suspense taking shape in the cracks between the river's ice floes. » 2/13/13 11:45am 2/13/13 11:45am

A luminescent portrait of cell movements in a developing embryo

Imagine if you could track the movement of every single cell in a developing embryo, discovering what each undifferentiated cell turned into. It could allow you to reverse-engineer the construction of an organism. University of Cambridge zoology researcher Matt Benton is tracking the movements in beetle embryos using… » 2/13/12 4:56pm 2/13/12 4:56pm