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Meal Plans

Bacterial populations’ differing strategies for responding to their environment can set genetic routes to speciation.

Tiger Hunt, 1838–1840

Zoologist John Gould undertook a financially risky expedition to document the birds of Australia—and found some unique mammals in a perilous situation.

Connecting the Dots

Mary Jane West-Eberhard has spent her career probing the evolutionary relationship between social behavior and developmental flexibility.

Speaking of Science

August 2014's selection of notable quotes

Feng Zhang: The Midas of Methods

Core Member, Broad Institute; Investigator, McGovern Institute; Assistant Professor, MIT. Age: 32

Science Speak

Contests that challenge young scientists to explain their research without jargon are turning science communication into a competitive sport.

Capsule Reviews

The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Curious, Shadow Medicine, and Doctored

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

A booster dose of inactivated polio vaccine bolsters the immune system and reduces viral shedding in children already treated with the oral polio vaccine, a study shows. 

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

image: Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom

Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom

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Marine viruses may be key players in the death of massive algal blooms that emerge in the ocean, a study shows.

Analysis of 40 European archaeological sites suggests a gradual extinction of Neanderthals over thousands of years.  

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Neanderthal extinction; eradicating polio; virus takes down massive algal bloom; receptor behind the hummingbird’s sweet tooth; legal threat for PubPeer; price tag of scientific fraud

Samples from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life.

Monkeys infected with lethal doses of Marburg virus were rescued by an experimental siRNA-based therapeutic, a study shows.

A genetic testing firm accused of infringing upon Myriad Genetics’s gene patents fights back in an attempt to wipe other patents out.

Current Issue

August 2014

Nearly 30 years after the discovery of tiny barrel-shape structures called vaults, their natural functions remain elusive. Nevertheless, researchers are beginning to put these nanoparticles to work in biomedicine.

From bioimaging to drug delivery and therapeutics, nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine.

Research on the human microbiome is booming, and scientists have moved from simply taking stock of gut flora to understanding the influence of microbes throughout the body.

Multimedia

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Through her Street Anatomy blog, medical illustrator Vanessa Ruiz has connected with a diverse array of arists who draw inspiration from the human body.

Supercentenarian Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper appeared on CNN in 2009, before donating her body to science and yielding insights into her remarkable longevity.

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Marie-Paule Kieny started off her comment oh so right, but then continued oh so wrong.  In this case, forget the bioethicists. Kieny should have said, "We need to tell the bioethicists that there is no other choice."


- Unknown, Bioethics of Experimental Ebola Treatments
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