Whether it’s bird anatomy or science cartoons, Masaki Ouchida can do it all. She spoke with us about her career in science illustration, from the US to Japan.
Self-organizing cardiomyocytes on flexible polydimethylsiloxane sheets form tiny pumps. This is the first step towards building micro-hearts.
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Learn what electrolithoautotrophs are and how the scientists proved that A. ferrooxidans can use electric potential to fuel growth.
Recently four new synthetic elements were added to the periodic table. We asked Dr. Morita whether he thinks his team “discovered” or “created” element 113.
Black smokers are deep-sea hydrothermal vents found in the ocean. Now scientists believe that they may host electroecosystems in which the primary producers use electric currents as their energy source.
Friday I participated in a small symposium that focused on science communication (for institutions in Japan). We discussed using social media as a means to self-publish wow! and amazing! research findings. Here are some of my thoughts about how useful this plays out in Japan.
We’ve just gotten our order of RIKEN at a Glance booklets back from the printers, and they look fantastic. Follow the link to download your electronic copy now!
Read about the purpose of our blog and what we hope to achieve with it.
Welcome to the It Ain’t Magic science blog! (brought to you by the RIKEN Global Communications Team)
Optical imaging neural activity in flies as they use a flight simulator can help us understand how the brain codes navigation.Continue!
Prenatal lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids linked to epigenetic changes that lead to schizophrenic symptoms in mice.Continue!
Mast cells in the gut help fight off parasitic worms in the early stages of infection.Continue!
Scientists use optogenetics to discover a part of the brain necessary for retrieving memories of personal experiences.Continue!
A newly discovered gene turns off an egg’s egginess, allowing it to become an embryo.Continue!
Scientists discover that a nickel catalyst acts as both a acid and a base during molecule assembly.Continue!