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Science Afield

By | February 1, 2012

Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.

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Sweet and Sour Science

By | February 1, 2012

Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.

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Bat Luck

By | January 1, 2012

An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.

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Cat Cravings

By | January 1, 2012

A mutated feline receptor for sweet tastes explains why cats don’t love sugar but do dig mushrooms.

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Hallowed Landfill

By | January 1, 2012

On the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, wildlife biologists reminisce about the role they played in the recovery of human remains.

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Lost Colony DNA

By | January 1, 2012

Genotyping could answer a centuries-old mystery about a vanished group of British settlers.

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Cetacean Cures

By | December 1, 2011

Dolphins heal amazingly quickly from shark bites, with no swelling, infection, and seemingly little pain, but how do they do it?

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Eye of Newt

By | December 1, 2011

Researchers find that newts are capable of regenerating body parts well into old age.

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Punch Drunk

By | December 1, 2011

After a concussion forces him to retire, a former pro-wrestler starts an institute to study the neurological effects of repeated brain injuries.

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Barcode High

By | December 1, 2011

The story of a group of high school students who, with the help of a Rockefeller University researcher, conducted and published studies on the biological provenance of sushi and teas from around New York City.

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