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Swallowing Without a Tongue

By | March 18, 2015

On land, mudskippers use mouthfuls of water like land-based amphibians use their fleshy tongues to catch and swallow prey.

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TS Picks: March 18, 2015

By | March 18, 2015

More-potent pot from NIDA; 23andMe and drug discovery; on irisin

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“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?

By | March 17, 2015

Latest analysis suggests the yeti is a known bear species, not the new, hybrid species suggested by a previous study.

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On the Origins of Life

By | March 17, 2015

A new experimental system demonstrates that precursors of ribonucleotides, amino acids, and lipids may have simultaneously arisen from the same prebiotic chemistry.

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Virus Denier Ordered to Pay Up

By | March 16, 2015

A biologist who offered €100,000 to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus must pony up, a German court says.

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Penis Transplant a Success

By | March 16, 2015

Surgeons expect an organ donor’s penis given to a man who lost his in a botched circumcision to become fully functional.

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Chameleon Skin Mimic

By | March 16, 2015

Researchers create material that changes color when pushed or pulled.

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TS Picks: March 13, 2015

By | March 13, 2015

Incidental cancer diagnoses; sound pollution and marine life; the upside of self-promotion

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Elevated Measles Risk in Ebola-Stricken Regions

By | March 13, 2015

Decreased vaccination rates could lead to a deadlier measles outbreak, according to a study.

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Call for Germline Editing Moratorium

By | March 13, 2015

In response to speculation that groups have edited the DNA of human embryos, researchers request that gene editing of human reproductive cells be halted.

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