260-million-year-old fossil reveals the evolution of turtle shells

Turtle shells are truly remarkable structures. As embryos, turtles' bones begin to fuse, as ribs, shoulder bones, and vertebrae merge together to form the hard outer shell. That's an incredible evolutionary adaptation, and the Permian fossil Eunotosaurus helps explain how turtles got their shells. » 6/02/13 4:00pm 6/02/13 4:00pm

Rabies Virus Delivers Drugs to Your Brain

As we all learned from watching I Am Legend, scientists are now using virus shells (the hard and pointy outside of a virus that you see here) to deliver gene-tinkering drugs to your body as swiftly as possible. Virus shells are the perfect delivery system because the little bugs are designed to latch onto your cells… » 1/14/08 10:25am 1/14/08 10:25am

Terminator, The Queen Borg In The Shell Chronicles

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles starts its two-night premiere next Sunday, and you may have seen some of the new posters promoting the show, including with one with a topless (and bottomless) Summer Glau hanging from cables with all of her, uh... cybernetics exposed. But it turns out the old android babe with… » 1/07/08 8:40am 1/07/08 8:40am