Here's a very cool experiment that just might bring a tear to your eye. Use a blender to separate the DNA from an onion. Then hold the genetic material in your hand.
Nature + Nurture = You! While it may look like a simple equation, the combination of your genes and your environment is actually very complicated. Find out if your answers match your family's.
How can you wear a chimp on your wrist—without getting primate elbow? The answer to this riddle is not as tough as it may seem. Need a hint? Take a closer look at genetic code.
If you've ever compared a map of the world and a globe, then you've seen how Antarctica can get really distorted. See how a polar projection map solves that problem.
Each year, more than 1,000 researchers and support staff travel to Antarctica. It's Ferris's job to make sure that each one has safety training, plus the right supplies and transportation.
This Connecticut teacher traveled to Antarctica to research ice cores. Learn more about the time she spent on an icebreaker and why she's continuing to study sea ice in a graduate program.
A globe may be the most accurate way to represent the Earth, but you can't slip one into your back pocket. The Mercator projection map is certainly portable, but look what it does to Antarctica!
Remote sensing, which not long ago was limited to the classified community, is now a popular tool for researchers in a variety of fields. Learn more about its use to monitor Antarctica's glaciers.
Not all arthropods are equal in the eyes of plants. To attract helpful ones and fend off harmful ones, plants use their important chemical and mechanical attributes.
The tibia's connected to the femur; the head's connected to the prothorax ... Learn the parts that make up an insect with this illustrated guide to a grasshopper.