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Week in Review: January 9–13

By | January 13, 2017

Assessing marijuana research; epigenetics and genetic ancestry; producing stem cells with extra-embryonic potential; aging-related changes in glial cell gene expression; plant-soil feedback

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image: Baboons Can Make Sounds Found in Human Speech

Baboons Can Make Sounds Found in Human Speech

By | January 13, 2017

The findings suggest language may have started to evolve millions of years earlier than once thought.  

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Week in Review: January 2–6

By | January 9, 2017

Preprints in grant applications; how hummingbirds sense movement while hovering; fibril formations and Alzheimer’s disease; NIH issues peanut allergy guidelines; a new organ?

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Week in Review: December 26-30

By | January 3, 2017

More anti-CRISPRs; Neanderthal genes in modern humans; a major diabetes retraction; how a dinosaur species lost its teeth; interviews with PLOS and r/science

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Adaptation, Island Style

By | January 3, 2017

Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.

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The small lizards adapted to unique niches among dozens of isles.

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image: How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia

How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia

By | January 1, 2017

The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.

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The public may still believe that male-specific traits, such as high testosterone levels, lead to many of the gender inequalities that exist in society, but science tells a different story.

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image: Fruit Bats Argue Using Nuanced Communication

Fruit Bats Argue Using Nuanced Communication

By | December 29, 2016

Audio recordings of bats hashing out disputes reveals that their calls are laden with information about identity and intent.

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image: Week in Review: December 19–23

Week in Review: December 19–23

By | December 23, 2016

More CRISPR enzymes found; exome study reveals novel disease associations; Ebola vaccine success; pregnancy-related brain changes; Year in Review

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