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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2012

January 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Magnetic Swimmers Cultured

By | December 22, 2011

For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.

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Top People of 2011

By | December 21, 2011

The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.

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Nobel Winner’s Contribution Questioned

By | December 19, 2011

A coauthor of the key paper that led to one of this year’s Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine claims the recipient wasn’t involved in the research.

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The Evolution of Drug Resistance

By | December 18, 2011

Researchers use whole-genome sequencing to keep tabs on the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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Monkeys Track Radiation

By | December 16, 2011

Scientists near the Fukushima plant are equipping wild monkeys with radiation collars to get better sense of their exposure in the wild.

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Brightness of Buttercups

By | December 13, 2011

Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.

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Darwin Didn't Plagiarize Wallace

By | December 13, 2011

19th century shipping records defy the claim that Charles Darwin stole some of Alfred Russel Wallace's ideas to craft his theory of evolution.

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Why People Lost Their Fur

By | December 12, 2011

The need for ancient humans to keep cool during the day might explain their lack of body hair but not why they walked on two feet.

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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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