A Cool New Theory Explains Why Red Wine Is So Damned Good For You

The antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine and other foods like nuts and soy, is known for its ability to decrease incidence of heart disease and other illnesses, leading some to call it the "elixir of youth." Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute now have an explanation for how it works. »12/23/14 3:20pm12/23/14 3:20pm

Stunning molecular biology illustrations look like floral abstract art

Molecular biology professor and artist David Goodsell has no trouble finding art in the human body. His hand-drawn watercolor illustrations explode with color while offering his visual interpretation of bacteria, viruses, and human cells. »7/29/12 5:00pm7/29/12 5:00pm

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One of the fathers of nuclear weapons wrote science fiction about super-intelligent dolphins helping to overcome the Cold War

Leo Szilárd was one of the first scientists to come up with the idea of a nuclear chain reaction, and he wrote the 1939 letter (signed by his friend Albert Einstein) that convinced President Roosevelt to launch the Manhattan Project. After the war, though, he turned his attention to molecular biology — and to spur… »3/04/11 10:30am3/04/11 10:30am