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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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Capsule Reviews

By | August 1, 2015

Gods of the Morning, Hedonic Eating, A Beautiful Question, and Genomic Messages

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Good Vibrations

By | August 1, 2015

Does a delicately orchestrated balance between quantum and classical physics distinguish living from nonliving things?

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Week in Review: July 27–31

By | July 31, 2015

Synthetic ribosome; lack of funding for MERS vaccines and therapies; reconstructing ancestral viral vectors for gene therapy; prostate organoid, BPA, and cancer risk

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image: Four-legged Snake Fossil Found

Four-legged Snake Fossil Found

By | July 27, 2015

Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.

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Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?

By | July 27, 2015

The massive mammals that roamed Earth some 30,000 years ago may have gone extinct as a result of global warming, according to an ancient-DNA study.

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Week in Review: July 20–24

By | July 24, 2015

NK cell diversity and HIV infection risk; antibiotic resistance and bacterial virulence; more-stable DNA origami; Alzheimer’s research updates

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image: “Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found

“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found

By | July 20, 2015

A newly discovered relative of Velociraptor had abundant plumage and birdlike wings.  

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Week in Review: July 13–17

By | July 17, 2015

Removing mtDNA mutations; mini brains for studying autism; HIV vaccine selectivity; “speed cells” in rat brain; more

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image: Week in Review: July 6–10

Week in Review: July 6–10

By | July 10, 2015

Passenger mutations in mouse models; evolution of kin discrimination in a bacterium; are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?

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