Using tiny organisms to unlock big environmental mysteries

A new approach for studying microbial genes will provide insight into how ecosystems respond to changes in the environment and climate Biological processes that influence climate and the environment, such as carbon fixation or nitrogen recycling are parts of these planet-wide processes are actually driven by the tangible actions of organisms at every scale of … More Using tiny organisms to unlock big environmental mysteries

Effective strategies for safeguarding CRISPR gene-drive experiments

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time how two molecular strategies can safeguard CRISPR gene-drive experiments in the lab, according to a new study. Researchers have demonstrated for the first time how two molecular strategies can safeguard CRISPR gene drive experiments in the lab, according to a study published today in eLife. Their findings, first … More Effective strategies for safeguarding CRISPR gene-drive experiments

How listening to music ‘significantly impairs’ creativity

The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect. Psychologists investigated the impact of background music on performance by presenting people with verbal insight problems that are believed to tap creativity. They found that background music ‘significantly impaired’ people’s ability to complete tasks testing verbal … More How listening to music ‘significantly impairs’ creativity