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Hot Off the Presses

By | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin


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Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race

By | July 1, 2016

Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.

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Notable Science Quotes

By | July 1, 2016

Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics

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Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome

By | July 1, 2016

Researchers detail the major factors shaping the microbiomes that surround us while we work.

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Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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Dental Microbes Not All in the Family

By | June 20, 2016

Kids often acquire cavity-causing bacteria from non-family members, researchers report at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting.


Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.


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Early-Life Microbiome

By | June 16, 2016

Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.


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Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths

By | June 1, 2016

In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”


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Gut Bacteria Vectors

By | June 1, 2016

Researchers mix bacteria genetically engineered to express double-stranded RNA into insect food.


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