Shows the changes in the tissue due to the Ebola Virus, as well as the presence of the virus. Image by the CDC.

New Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa: Who’s in Danger?

There’s a new Ebola virus strain circulating in Africa – and the outbreak is dangerous. There’s no vaccine, no treatment, and Ebola transmits easily.

Earthquakes of at least M6.0 in and around Guerrero province since 1900. Image credit: USGS

Mexico’s Good Friday Earthquake: M7.2, 18 April 2014

Good Friday 2014 saw a major earthquake strike in Mexico’s Guerrero province. The tremor was the largest to occur in the so-called ‘seismic gap’ for over a century.

Our solar system is visually-striking, but what is the chemistry behind it? Image courtesy of NASA

Solar System Chemistry: Snow Line, Thermodynamics, and the Proto-planetary Disk

How does the location of Earth affect our planet’s chemistry – and the interaction of the molecules necessary for life on our world?

Location of the week's earthquakes in the western Pacific. Image credit: USGS

Major Earthquakes in the Western Pacific and Nicaragua: 11-17 April 2014

In a week with an unusually high number of earthquakes, the major focus was on the western Pacific – but an earthquake in Nicaragua also raised concerns.

Star Fish Tube Feet Up Close / Credit: Elise Hennebert

Post-It-Notes For Feet: Sticky Protein Enhances Starfish Stride

We know how geckos stick to dry surfaces – and now researchers have isolated the proteins responsible for a starfish’s underwater adhesive abilities.