Feature Stories

It’s easy being green

University of Georgia buses are still red and black, but they’re also a bit “greener” now that they’re running on environmentally friendly biodiesel.

The “failed” experiment

The experiments had gone terribly awry. Mike Adang had expected the hornworms to be ready and waiting to devour more plants. They weren’t supposed to have died.

Indirect illness

In the wake of national disasters such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina as well as traumas such as sexual assault, social workers are among the first to help victims heal.

A long distance calling

Sonia Altizer’s interest in butterflies and parasites began when she received a microscope and grow-your-own-butterfly kit at the age of 12.

How do I love me?

A brush with a narcissist’s inflated ego often leaves one reeling with resentment.

Antibiotic resistance in poultry

A surprising finding by a team of University of Georgia scientists suggests that curbing the use of antibiotics on poultry farms will do little – if anything – to reduce rates of antibiotic resistant bacteria that have the potential to…

No thanks to dinosaur-killing asteroid for mammalian success

It is a natural history tale that every third grader knows: The dinosaurs ruled the Earth for hundreds of millions of years, until an asteroid struck the Yucatan Peninsula and triggered a mass extinction that allowed the ancestors of today’s…

Tiny Motors

A team of physicists from the University of Georgia has demonstrated for the first time a new technique to create tiny “natural motors” that could lead to new methods of drug delivery, disease treatment and bioengineering.