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Oldest Stone Tools Discovered

By | May 26, 2015

Researchers unearth 3.3 million-year-old stone flakes in Kenya, forcing a reimagining of the emergence of such technologies in the ancestors of humans.

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Of Dogs and Men

By | May 26, 2015

Clues from an ancient wolf genome are leading scientists to reconsider how long dogs have been people’s companions.

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TS Picks: May 26, 2015

By | May 26, 2015

Delayed citations; exploring the microbiome with art; why do scientists cheat?  

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Week in Review: May 18–22

By | May 22, 2015

Post-publication peer review via social media; debating the effects of GDF11; human orthologs replace yeast genes; cancer-linked mutations in healthy skin; CRISPR-phage approach to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin

By | May 21, 2015

Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.

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Celebrating New Species

By | May 21, 2015

An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.

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CRISPR “Kill Switches” for GMOs

By | May 21, 2015

Researchers create an inducible method to remove specific genes and even kill escaped genetically modified organisms.

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Microbiota Mismatch

By | May 21, 2015

The giant panda’s gut microbiome resembles that of a carnivorous animal despite its diet.

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An independent investigator says that the surgeon misrepresented the truth in papers about artificial trachea transplants.

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Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots

By | May 19, 2015

The midwestern U.S. and central Asia are at high risk for new disease outbreaks from pathogen-bearing rodents, according to a study.

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