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Genghis Jon

By | February 1, 2012

By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.

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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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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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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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Blood Simple

By | September 1, 2011

A veterinary vaccine spawned products that could clean the HIV virus from blood supplies.


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By | September 1, 2011

When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.


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To Pee or Not to Pee

By | September 1, 2011

Have researchers found the seat of urination control in a primitive brain region?

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Adapting to Climate Change

By | September 1, 2011

Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change. A new research project aims to help them adapt.


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An Unlichenly Pair

By | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.


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