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Lab Bench Beauty

By | May 25, 2012

Ten scientist-produced images take top honors in the first annual Bio-Art competition.

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Misconduct on the Rise

By | May 21, 2012

Retractions of scientific studies due to plagiarism, falsification, and other instances of researchers behaving badly have skyrocketed in the past decade.

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Breastfeeding Toddlers Okay

By | May 16, 2012

A provocative Time cover featuring a breastfeeding 3-year-old sparks anger from doctors.

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Vulva Cave Art

By | May 15, 2012

Engravings of female genitalia in a cave in southern France may be the oldest cave art yet discovered.

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Music Lessons Benefit Babies

By | May 11, 2012

One year olds smile more and communicate better if they participate in interactive music classes with their parents.

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Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

By | May 10, 2012

Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.

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Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power

By | May 7, 2012

Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.

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A New Branch of Life?

By | May 1, 2012

Researchers investigate a microorganism that may warrant a new eukaryotic kingdom in the classification of life.

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Polar Bear More Ancient Than Realized

By | April 20, 2012

A genetic analysis reveals that the polar bear split from the brown bear some 600,000 years ago.

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Scottish DNA Unexpectedly Diverse

By | April 18, 2012

Geography might explain the treasure trove of genetic diversity among Scots.

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