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March 10, 2010

Genetic evidence shows environment, not humans, killed off Arctic beasts

March 7, 2010

Before 'Avatar' could hit the silver screen, it needed one plant scientist’s green thumbs up

February 22, 2010

Just a one hour train ride from New York City, eagles abound.

February 15, 2010

Boozing Bats Are Still Expert Fliers

February 3, 2010

Rebecca Skloot’s new book reveals untold truths about one of medical science’s most important tools

January 25, 2010

Wearing this rodent on the runway could save Louisiana’s wetlands

October 22, 2009

Is evolution a theory or fact?

October 6, 2009

A new tool allows scientists to study how the brain grows and develops.

September 23, 2009

How one scientist uses the Xbox 360 to study the human heart.

September 12, 2009

Scientists pinpoint the region of the brain that controls your comfort zone.

February 20, 2009

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 […]

February 6, 2009

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 […]

December 27, 2008

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 […]

December 2, 2008

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 […]


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