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Genetic evidence shows environment, not humans, killed off Arctic beasts
Before 'Avatar' could hit the silver screen, it needed one plant scientist’s green thumbs up
Just a one hour train ride from New York City, eagles abound.
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Rebecca Skloot’s new book reveals untold truths about one of medical science’s most important tools
Wearing this rodent on the runway could save Louisiana’s wetlands
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A new tool allows scientists to study how the brain grows and develops.
How one scientist uses the Xbox 360 to study the human heart.
Scientists pinpoint the region of the brain that controls your comfort zone.
Seventy million years before birds took flight, pterosaurs – some as large as a small airplane – somehow soared through the Mesozoic skies. Scientists have speculated for decades about how […]
Eric Kandel has a gulping, throaty laugh, the rare kind that sounds like a goose might if it could honk as it inhales. It’s contagious, not just because the sound […]
As short as they are enigmatic, the three-foot-tall “hobbit people” have provoked controversy since the 2003 discovery of their fossilized remains on the Indonesian island of Flores. No one knows […]
Biofilms. They’re like Frankenstein’s monster in microscopic form. They are living, heaving, powerful patchworks of microscopic creatures that have learned to seize the advantage of numbers. When individual, free-wheeling microbes […]