Searching for the wild origins of the poinsettia. Plus, Harper’s magazine’s Findings column, 3D games and memory, and the jumping jerboa.
Clemson University floriculturist Jim Faust arrived in Manzanillo, Mexico, with an unusual mission: to stalk a population of wild poinsettias growing in their native habitat.
Hr2:DIY Home Security Systems, Scientists Speaking Out, Designer Cells to Treat Inflamation, Traking Hate Through Google Search
Do scientists have the duty to speak out? Plus, the increasing options of do-it-yourself security devices, a look at a cell implant that treats inflammation before it starts, and how Google search can gauge public sentiment.
A roundup of some of the weeks top science stories, a look at archiving quickly-changing digital content, and what qualities will get a potential astronaut to the top of the application pile.