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Biological Compass

By | November 16, 2015

A protein complex discovered in Drosophila may be capable of sensing magnetism and serves as a clue to how some animal species navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.

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Hearing Discrepancy Probed

By | September 1, 2015

Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.


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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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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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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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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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William Greenleaf: Born for Biophysics

By | June 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University. Age: 35


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Self-Drying Skin

By | March 11, 2015

Tiny water-repellent spines on a gecko’s skin help keep the lizard dry in humid conditions.

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Q&A: A Taste for Science

By | February 9, 2015

A conversation with biophysicist Christophe Lavelle


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