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Climate Change Threatens Mammals

By | May 16, 2012

Almost 10 percent of mammals in the Western Hemisphere won’t be able to shift their territories in time to avoid the consequences of climate change.


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How Much Do You Make?

By | May 16, 2012

Fill out our annual Salary Survey to help us calculate the most current salary data for life scientists.


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Breastfeeding Toddlers Okay

By | May 16, 2012

A provocative Time cover featuring a breastfeeding 3-year-old sparks anger from doctors.


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Vulva Cave Art

By | May 15, 2012

Engravings of female genitalia in a cave in southern France may be the oldest cave art yet discovered.


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Online Map of Life

By | May 11, 2012

An interactive web tool that allows users to visualize world-wide species distributions is now available on the Web.

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Music Lessons Benefit Babies

By | May 11, 2012

One year olds smile more and communicate better if they participate in interactive music classes with their parents.


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Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

By | May 10, 2012

Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.


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Opinion: Academia Suppresses Creativity

By | May 9, 2012

By discouraging change, universities are stunting scientific innovation, leadership, and growth.


Rural Teens Have Fewer Allergies

By | May 8, 2012

The diversity of microbes in the great outdoors may protect against inflammatory disorders.


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