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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Mimicry Muses

By | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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More-Stable DNA Origami

By | July 23, 2015

Scientists build nanoscale mesh models of a rabbit and a human stick figure, among other things. 

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1 + 1 = 1

By | July 1, 2015

Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.

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BIOMOD

By | July 1, 2015

Scientist to Watch Shawn Douglas explains the annual competition he established to introduce students to molecular programming.

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Intelligence Gathering

By | July 1, 2015

Disease eradication in the 21st century

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Shawn Douglas: DNA Programmer

By | July 1, 2015

Assistant professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 34

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Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.

By | June 25, 2015

Researchers have found the New Guinea flatworm, one of the world’s most invasive species, in Florida, putting native ecosystems at serious risk.

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Hawkmoth Brains Slow During Dusk Meals

By | June 15, 2015

This helps the insects collect as much visual information as possible from the gently swaying flowers on which they dine.

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Turning Over a New Leaf

By | June 1, 2015

Meet William Greenleaf, Stanford University geneticist and June 2015's Scientist to Watch

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