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The end of biomedical research on U.S. chimps may imperil their wild brethren

The end of biomedical research on U.S. chimps may imperil their wild brethren

Chimpanzee research was once done for the benefit of humans. Now, some researchers think it’s essential for saving the great apes.

By | Posted February 17, 2017

Good mold, bad mold

Good mold, bad mold

What cheese caves have that your refrigerator doesn’t

By | Posted February 13, 2017

A fish out of water

A fish out of water

Buckets in hand, ecologists scramble to save the threatened Santa Ana sucker

By | Posted February 1, 2017

Weathering the storm of genetic data

Weathering the storm of genetic data

The startup SolveBio wants to be a one-stop shop for scientists trying to cope with data overload

By | Posted December 29, 2016

A three-parent baby? Not really.

A three-parent baby? Not really.

A new fertility procedure, banned in the U.S., offers hope to couples with mitochondrial disease

By | Posted December 12, 2016

Majestic birds or rats with wings?

Majestic birds or rats with wings?

The ubiquitous city pigeon may not deserve its bad reputation

By | Posted November 25, 2016

The original ant farms

The original ant farms

The remarkable leafcutter ant is spurring some wild ideas about agriculture, medicine and the nature of ecosystems

By | Posted July 6, 2016

VIDEO: Forensic genetics for saving wildlife

VIDEO: Forensic genetics for saving wildlife

DNA barcoding helps hunt down criminals trafficking illegal wildlife products

By | Posted June 29, 2016

You don’t need to eat local

You don’t need to eat local

The trendy food label doesn’t mean what you think it does

By | Posted May 30, 2016

PODCAST: Worldbuilding pilot

PODCAST: Worldbuilding pilot

Finding the science hidden in fantasy novels

By | Posted April 5, 2016

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