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Anthropomorphism: A Peculiar Institution

By | January 1, 2012

Should we rethink the parallel drawn between “slave-making” ants and human slavery, and other such oversimplifications of animal behavior?

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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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Cornell to Build NYC Research Campus

By | December 21, 2011

New York City major names Cornell University as the winner of the year-long competition for rights to build a new sci-tech research facility in the city.

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The Companies that Failed

By | December 20, 2011

A roundup of eight biotech companies that didn’t make it through this year's continuing tough economic times

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Universities Roll-back Pharma’s Fees

By | December 20, 2011

Research universities are removing the licensing fees they charged industry companies for working with their scientists.

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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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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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