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Infection Selection

By | November 13, 2011

Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.

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A Smoke-Swirl of Birds

By | November 10, 2011

A video of thousands of birds flying as a single coordinated, amorphous group stirs up questions about how they do it.

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Q&A: Aging Geniuses

By | November 8, 2011

A new study shows that over the past century, the age at which scientists produce their most valuable work is increasing.

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Monikers Coined for No-Name Elements

By | November 8, 2011

Elements 110, 111, and 112 on the periodic table are officially named.

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Pioneers Make More Babies

By | November 7, 2011

Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.

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Earliest Modern Europeans Described

By | November 3, 2011

A fossilized jaw bone and teeth from Western Europe are recognized as the oldest modern human fossils recovered in the region.

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DNA Sequencer Sales Going Down

By | November 2, 2011

Expecting significant cuts to the federal research budget, scientists are scratching expensive DNA sequencers off their wish lists.

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Proposals in for NYC Research Campus

By | November 1, 2011

With bids due last week, the city of New York City will now proceed to choose which university will get to build a high-tech research facility in the city.

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Marriage Affects Crop Diversity?

By | October 31, 2011

Nuptial arrangements between members of African farming communities could have influenced the genetic diversity of the staple crop cassava.

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Bacterial Rejuvenation

By | October 27, 2011

Bacteria age, but as a lineage, can live forever.

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