Hayley Dunning

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Flies Evolve to Count

By | July 12, 2012

Researchers breed fruit flies that, after 40 generations of conditioning, have acquired the ability to react to numbers.

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Genome Digest

By | July 11, 2012

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

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Sex Selection Not So Simple

By | July 10, 2012

Revisiting a classic study could overturn the idea that male competition rules reproductive choice.

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No Arsenic-Based Life

By | July 9, 2012

Two new studies conclusively prove "arsenic-based" bacteria hailed by NASA researchers as a new form of life needs phosphate after all.

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Source of Animal Magnetism Identified

By | July 9, 2012

Decades after science discovered that animals can navigate using the earth’s magnetic field, researchers isolate the first vertebrate cells containing magnetic iron.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 8, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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The Bug Zoo

By | July 6, 2012

A Canadian menagerie lets visitors get up close and personal with insects to help make crawlies less creepy.

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Meet the Bugs

By | July 6, 2012

The Victoria Bug Zoo is extremely small. In 1997, the Zoo's founder, Carol Maier, started the collection, which now includes more than 50 insect species, after completing her entomology degree from the University of Guelph. 

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High-Free Medical Marijuana

By | July 5, 2012

Israeli researchers create a marijuana strain that maximizes pain relief while minimizing the high.

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Diabetes Drug Grows Neurons

By | July 5, 2012

A drug widely used to control glucose metabolism promotes neurogenesis, pointing to new directions for brain injury and disease therapeutics.

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