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Gregor Mendel, gene genius, honoured in Google Doodle

Gregor Mendel is the subject of a Google Doodle. The 'father of modern genetics' noted laws of inherited traits in pea plants, but his work would not be recognised until after his death.

By July 20, 2011


The 404 614: Where we donate our SPAM to charity (podcast)

On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu examine a study that links bee decline to mobile phones, describe a disgusting story about a meaty in-flight disturbance, donate spam to Chipotle for charity, and run down 20 products that are cheaper now than they were 10 years ago.

By July 1, 2010


Of honeybees and Web servers

Bees' directional dances get a new life in networked hardware

By December 17, 2007


How to green your life

Eco-perfection is impossible, but these tools can help to shrink a carbon footprint, inch by inch.

By April 21, 2008


Cultivating a market for plant porn

Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats has developed gritty film and video for an underserved audience: the plant kingdom.

By August 31, 2007


Bloggers abuzz about missing bees

Billions of bees are missing, and scientists don't know why. Time to panic?

By April 25, 2007


Shopping for fruitcake-free holidays

Web sites that give gift giving a do-good dimension.

By December 15, 2006