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Genome Digest

By | May 21, 2014

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

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Behavior Brief

By | September 27, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Are Termites Behind Fairy Circles?

By | March 28, 2013

The sand termite Psammotermes allocerus could be responsible for mysterious circles of grass in southern Africa.

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Termite Kamikazes

By | July 26, 2012

Older termites build up backpacks of toxic material that they can unleash on their enemies by bursting their bodies.

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