biochemistry

HOTY2017

This Neuroscientist Brings ‘Research to the Runway’ With STEM-Inspired Fashion

Yuly Fuentes-Medel hopes to communicate the value of science across disciplines, cultures, and peoples.
Becky Ferreira
1.18.18
Eat This

Bad Cholesterol Isn't Actually Always Bad

But pinpointing the exact moment it turns against you can be surprisingly tricky.
Markham Heid
4.25.17
humans of the year

Anicca Harriot Is Dabbing Her Way to the Stars

The 20-year-old biophysical sciences student went viral after posting a tweet calculating the angle of her dab, but that’s just one of many sci-tech accomplishments so far—and yet to come.
Carl Franzen
2.9.17
Film

Under a Microscope, Heavy Metals Look Like Crystal Kingdoms

Chemicals and equations are a glimmering audiovisual feast in this macro 4K film.
Kara Weisenstein
12.20.16
Stuff

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.
Seth Ferranti
7.31.16
studies

Crops that Can Grow in the Dark? Not Yet, But It’s a Step

It's not exactly plants that grow in the dark, but new research points that way to more sunlight-efficient crops.
Michael Byrne
7.7.16
Ice Cream

How Nuclear Engineering Launched This Ice Cream Master's Career

After his nuclear engineering work was suspended in Russia—due to Chernobyl— one Cuban returned home, only to discover that his passion for ice cream would take him down a completely different path entirely.
María Fernanda de la Torre
12.28.15
Science

This Minecraft World Teaches Kids the Basics of Biochemistry

Enter the crazy block world where some architecture is actually made of protein blocks.
Emiko Jozuka
11.1.15
Life

A Far Out Theory Asks If Underground Life Could Live Off Cosmic Rays

And we might be able to find such life right here on Earth—hypothetically, of course.
Graham Templeton
6.18.15
Health

Biochemists Create a Programmable Cell Membrane

A new synthetic approach to modeling cell signalling offers hope for a huge range of so-far incurable diseases.
Michael Byrne
5.9.15
Art

Bioartist Takes Beautiful Macro Photos of Crystallizing DNA

Biochemist-turned-bioartist Linden Gledhill's latest crystalized DNA prints show the beauty of the proteins that make up every living organism.
Beckett Mufson
5.7.15
Health

Researchers ‘Hack’ the Broken Cellular Signals Behind Cancer

Resetting the body's cancer trigger.
Michael Byrne
5.2.15
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