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Rachel Mahan

October 20, 2008

Asks Elizabeth from Maryland

October 2, 2008

“Tail today, feet tomorrow. Mutation is good at” These sentences were painted on a billboard I noticed while walking near Cooper Square in Manhattan. I thought to myself that […]

August 22, 2008

Science and tradition meet when chemists cook up stretchy Turkish ice cream.

July 25, 2008

As this year’s Tour de France draws to a close, you might be wondering how many calories it takes to power all of the riders during 21 days and about […]

July 16, 2008

Get video answers from Rob DeSalle, an evolution expert.

May 23, 2008

A lizard family tree offers clues to the balance between reproduction and survival.

May 23, 2008

I never really liked computer games until I saw one that might help me win the Nobel Prize. A free new computer game from the University of Washington called Foldit […]

April 4, 2008

Coping with fears of genetic discrimination leads some people to take matters into their own hands.

March 8, 2008

Every time I think about becoming a vegetarian, it looks good on paper and even feels good in practice for a few days. But then my stomach rolls over, begging […]

February 25, 2008

- Asks Carol from New Athens, IL

February 8, 2008

In an audio profile, archaeologist Rita Wright uncovers the status of women in the field, thousands of years ago and today.

January 30, 2008

A Crohn’s disease drug has a troubled past — and scientists may know why.

January 22, 2008

As the doldrums of January and February set in, this journalist will have fond memories of reporting challenges during the holidays.

January 11, 2008

Tricking males into mating with other males may fight invasive fish.


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