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How Do Cicadas Know When to Emerge?

By | May 29, 2013

Despite cicadas’ high profile, scientists still don’t fully understand when and why they decide it is time to mate.

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Senate Hears NIH Funding Woes

By | May 20, 2013

Top brass at the US science agency aired monetary grievances before a Senate committee last week.

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Dogs and Human Evolving Together

By | May 16, 2013

A sequencing study suggests that some genes have evolved in parallel in humans and their canine companions, likely as a result of shared selection pressures.

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Oldest Fossil of Ape Discovered

By | May 15, 2013

Two new fossils of ancient primates shed light on the divergence of apes and Old World monkeys.

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OMICS in Hot Water

By | May 14, 2013

HHS tells an open-access publisher to stop using the NIH, the names of its employees, and its scientific literature databases in a “misleading manner.”

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NIH’s 2013 Budget Cuts Announced

By | May 10, 2013

The agency released details of the sequester’s effects.

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Genome Digest

By | May 7, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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NIH Appoints New Advisors

By | May 7, 2013

Ten fresh faces will join the panel of experts that helps identify areas of emerging scientific opportunity.

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In Chapter 4, “Darwin’s Barnacles, Agassiz’s Jellyfish,” author Christoph Irmscher describes his subject’s obsession with marine organisms.

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Flying Frog, 1855

By | May 1, 2013

Alfred Russel Wallace, Darwin’s unheralded codiscoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection, found inspiration in the specimens he collected on his travels.

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