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Modeling nature in resin, plastic and clay

Modeling nature in resin, plastic and clay

The American Museum of Natural History’s preparators bring science to life

By | Posted June 22, 2018

Fighting pests with genetic editing could backfire

Fighting pests with genetic editing could backfire

Invasive species can be voracious jerks but we must find safer ways to eradicate them

By | Posted March 5, 2018

Unlikely creatures reveal the story of early Arctic seas

Unlikely creatures reveal the story of early Arctic seas

They can help scientists better predict impacts from a changing climate

By | Posted February 14, 2018

Chemical 'aphrodisiac' jumpstarts the sex life of a single-celled organism

Chemical ‘aphrodisiac’ jumpstarts the sex life of a single-celled organism

Yes, it’s as messy as it sounds

By | Posted January 22, 2018

Some corals are more resilient to acidifying oceans than we thought

Some corals are more resilient to acidifying oceans than we thought

But warming temperatures remain deadly

By | Posted December 13, 2017

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Insight into the disease’s ancient origins points toward the causes of the current epidemic

By | Posted November 29, 2017

Sugar-fed mosquitoes still bite

Sugar-fed mosquitoes still bite

New research shows that mosquitoes feeding on plant nectar bite more throughout their life span. For malaria control, plant management might be important

By | Posted November 15, 2017

A Brazilian city is using DNA to combat the ancient scourge of rats

A Brazilian city is using DNA to combat the ancient scourge of rats

Genetics could make rodent control strategies more efficient

By | Posted November 14, 2017

PODCAST: Old beef

PODCAST: Old beef

The science of aging meat

By | Posted November 6, 2017

The (de-)evolution of the bulldog

The (de-)evolution of the bulldog

Here’s how a powerful breed of guard dogs turned into humanity’s cruelest genetics experiment

By | Posted September 25, 2017

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