For some spider species, love definitely is in the air. These arthropods emit sex pheromones, which are volatile compounds, to communicate with prospective mates, initiate courtship and accept partners.
In this interview with ASBMB science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, Steve Caplan of the University of Nebraska Medical Center shares how he became a scientist, novelist and blogger.
Even when funding isn't as scarce as it is today, it doesn't hurt to have a few money-saving tricks up your sleeve. Contributor Lola Olufemi offers a sampling of strategies.