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Prions in Plants?

By | April 26, 2016

A plant protein that behaves like a prion when inserted into yeast could enable a form of botanical memory, a study suggests.

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TS Picks: April 26, 2016

By | April 26, 2016

Big win for scientist who appealed grant rejection; human mycobiome in the spotlight; one nutritionist’s early stand against excess sugar; Creative Commons licenses and science publishing

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Microbial Ice-Makers

By | April 26, 2016

How one bacterium turns water into ice at nonfreezing temperatures

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Probing Autism Genetics

By | April 25, 2016

A new research initiative aims to analyze DNA from 50,000 people with autism.

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Repeat Offenders

By | April 25, 2016

Scanning the literature, scientists find that nearly 2 percent of papers contain duplicated and manipulated figures, among other image-prep no-nos.

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Nobel Laureate Dies

By | April 25, 2016

Walter Kohn, a theoretical physicist who shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has passed away at age 93.  

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Mini Brains Model Zika Infection

By | April 22, 2016

Researchers create cerebral organoids in 3-D–printed bioreactors that can be used to model Zika infection.

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Week in Review: April 18–22

By | April 22, 2016

More efficient CRISPR-based mutation correction; how clusters of tumor cells traverse capillary-like structures; one reason for poor sleep the first night in a strange place; ghrelin promotes fat storage

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Newborn Dinosaurs

By | April 22, 2016

The world’s largest dinosaurs were born with adult-like proportions, possibly allowing them independence at a younger age, scientists show.

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Billboards Attract Mosquitoes

By | April 21, 2016

A marketing effort aims to trap Zika-transmitting mosquitoes by mimicking human scents.

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