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The Shocking Truth: Trees are Electric

The Shocking Truth: Trees are Electric

New circuits tap into electric currents generated by bigleaf maple trees

By | Posted January 8, 2010

Revealing Same-Sex Attraction’s Evolutionary Role

Revealing Same-Sex Attraction’s Evolutionary Role

One researcher brings back a dead hypothesis

By | Posted January 6, 2010

Can DNA Tests Reveal Nationality?

Can DNA Tests Reveal Nationality?

Scientists say no, but U.K. pilot program gathers data anyway

By | Posted December 30, 2009

Did Tainted Cow’s Milk Kill Jane Austen?

Did Tainted Cow’s Milk Kill Jane Austen?

Medical and literary experts debate English novelist Jane Austen’s fatal illness

By | Posted December 7, 2009

3-D DNA Nanostructures

3-D DNA Nanostructures

NYU Chemist Realizes Dream of Made-To-Order Crystals

By | Posted December 1, 2009

Pretty Fly (for a Small Guy)

Pretty Fly (for a Small Guy)

An unusual team builds a pipetting robot out of Legos for a genetic engineering competition

By | Posted November 14, 2009

Why do some people sneeze when they look at the sun?

Why do some people sneeze when they look at the sun?

By | Posted November 9, 2009

Insulin’s Role in the Aging Body

Insulin’s Role in the Aging Body

New insulin study may open doors for better treatment of sarcopenia.

By | Posted November 5, 2009

Will Eggplant be the World’s Next GM Crop?

Will Eggplant be the World’s Next GM Crop?

India’s biotech regulator says genetically engineered eggplant is safe for commercial use, but critics argue otherwise.

By | Posted November 4, 2009

Marathoning: Is it in Our DNA?

Marathoning: Is it in Our DNA?

Some scientists believe the modern human body evolved to run

By | Posted October 31, 2009

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