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New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.

The Love Bug

A mysterious iridovirus outbreak in a lab colony of crickets reveals the virus’s ability to spur increased sexual activity.

Imaging Intercourse, 1493

For centuries, scientists have been trying to understand the mechanics of human intercourse. MRI technology made it possible for them to get an inside view.

Laser-Guided Chastity

Scientists devise a precision-targeted system for training, tracking, and tweaking fruit fly social behavior.

Spineless Sex

Not to be outdone by vertebrates, invertebrates employ a suite of interesting structures and behaviors to accomplish procreation.

Fatty Pheromones

A new class of pheromones, triacylglycerides, helps male fruit flies mark their mates to deter rivals.

Bird’s-Eye Proteomics

A guide to mass spectrometers that can handle the top-down-proteomics challenge

Size Matters

The disproportionately endowed carabid beetle reveals that the size of female—and not just male—genitalia influences insemination success.

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Hibernation-related proteins are common even in non-hibernating animals, a study shows.

Researchers have identified three unique surface markers found only on fat cells that distinguish white from brown and beige adipocytes.

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Opinion: A Role for Community Science Clubs

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How retired scientists can enhance science education where they reside

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Genome Digest

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What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

The Kardashian Index reflects how a scientist’s social media presence stacks up against her citation record.

Rodent pups can learn to fear a stimulus through the odor signals given by their mother.

Wild primates living near the site of 2011’s tsunami-spawned nuclear disaster are showing physiological signs of radiation exposure.

Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.

Current Issue

July 2014

Sexual selection doesn’t end when females choose a mate. Females and males of many animal species employ an array of tactics to stack the deck in their reproductive favor.

Birds do it. Bees do it. We do it. But not without a physical, biochemical, and genetic price. How did the costly practice of sex become so commonplace?

Across the animal kingdom, dominance isn’t the only way for a male to score. Colluding, sneaking around, or cross-dressing can work, too.

Multimedia

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Flying dinos, genetic pacemakers, and dangerous microbes on the loose

Watch flightless dung beetles (Circellium bacchus), sneaky copulators and crap connoisseurs, do their thing in South Africa.

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