MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize: inaugural recipient announced

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Andy Tay Kah Ping, Stanford University, has been selected to receive the inaugural MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. Andy was selected from more than 120 well-qualified applicants and nominations. He is being recognized for his combination of outstanding academic credentials, scientific publications, and science communication efforts.


Quantum materials: Where many paths converge

The arena of quantum materials, wherein quantum aspects assert themselves in behavior and properties, may be unfamiliar territory to many.


Clouded leopard population down to ‘around 750’ in key region of Borneo

A new study led by Oxford scientists has produced the first robust estimate of the number of Sunda clouded leopards remaining in the state of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.…


Revenge served cold: Was Scott of the Antarctic sabotaged by his angry deputy?

On February 11, 1913, the world woke to the headline “Death of Captain Scott. Lost with four comrades. The Pole reached.…


Africa’s largest eagle in free fall

An iconic African eagle species made famous by TV presenter Steve Backshall is soaring towards extinction, a South African scientific study has found.…


Conventional and organic animal production compared on sustainability

The animal article of the month for October is ‘Animal Board Invited Review: Comparing conventional and organic livestock production systems on different aspects of sustainability‘.…


Waste not, want not: A Chicago sustainability story

The story of Chicago’s development is inextricably linked to its relationship with the natural environment, beginning 16,000 years ago when an enormous glacier sat on (and flattened) the land. Ever since, urban planners and policymakers have grappled with how to manage a city built on flat, swampy land, and what to do with the animal and human waste that accumulates in urban environments.


Cell biology needs you (the materials scientist/engineer)!

For the most part, since the establishment of reliable methods for extracting and culturing cells in the lab (in vitro), biologists have cultured these cells in dishes or plates, usually glass or plastic.…