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The rainforest explained

By | January 16, 2009

A new book explores tropical treasure troves in words and images


Sequencing the extinct

By | January 12, 2009

Scientists sequence Tasmanian tiger mtDNA and pave the way for others to harvest ancient DNA from moldering museum specimens

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Horse sense

By | January 8, 2009

A new book explores the impact of equines on early American energy and transportation technology


No peace without biology

By | December 19, 2008

Our warring ways have roots deep in evolution. The authors of a new book ask: Can we find peace there too?


The wisdom of the swarm

By | December 18, 2008

Locusts evolved the habit of forming massive groups to avoid predation, a new model suggests


Fresh eyes on freaks

By | December 11, 2008

The curator of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum reviews a new book about medical oddities and their place in our understanding of biology

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Prof slapped over harassment training

By | December 11, 2008

UC Irvine relieves a faculty member of supervisory duties for refusing to take sexual harassment training


The women that stay

By | December 9, 2008

Tell us about the programs you know of that have successfully helped women stay in science


The 3 cent microfluidics chip

By | December 8, 2008

Harvard chemists craft an inexpensive paper analytic device that could improve health care in developing nations


Saving Luna

By | December 5, 2008

What can science learn from one lonely killer whale?

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