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Flies Evolve to Count

By | July 12, 2012

Researchers breed fruit flies that, after 40 generations of conditioning, have acquired the ability to react to numbers.


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Small-Brained Fish Make More Babies

By | July 12, 2012

Guppies with experimentally shrunken brains produced more offspring than guppies bred for larger noggins, confirming a long suspected tradeoff of bigger brains.


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Genetic Shift in Salmon

By | July 12, 2012

A new study finds that an Alaskan population of the fish has quickly evolved in response to warming temperatures.

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Scorpion Venom Kills MRSA

By | July 12, 2012

Peptides extracted from scorpion venom fights off drug-resistant bacterial infections in mice.


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Obama Signs FDA Bill

By | July 11, 2012

The new law reauthorizes fees charged to drug and device makers, creates new fees for the approval of generic drugs.


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The Critical Habitat Crisis

By | July 9, 2012

According to a new report, the US Fish and Wildlife Service ignored science advisors and shrunk protected habitats for endangered species from 2002 to 2007.

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Mass Extinctions Set the Pace

By | July 4, 2012

The rate of evolution is affected for millenia after mass extinctions.


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Flower Barcodes

By | June 28, 2012

Wales creates a database of DNA barcodes for all of its native flowering plants, hoping to guide conservation and drug development efforts.

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NIH Tackles Racism

By | June 25, 2012

An advisory committee urges the federal funding agency to take steps to counter racial bias in the granting process.


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Gene Patents Back in Court

By | June 19, 2012

A public interest legal group has renewed the fight against DNA patenting.



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