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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2014

August 2014's selection of notable quotes


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Scientific Elevator Pitches

By | August 1, 2014

A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.


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Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

By | August 1, 2014

In praise of weird science at the edge of life


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Scripps’s President Steps Down

By | July 23, 2014

Following widespread disapproval among faculty members, Scripps’s Michael Marletta resigns his post.

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Books on the Beagle

By | July 17, 2014

An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 


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The Genetics of Friendship

By | July 16, 2014

People tend to choose friends who share their genes, a study suggests.


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Scripps Faculty Wants President Out

By | July 7, 2014

Some faculty members of the Scripps Research Institute are wary of a possible merger with USC and would like to oust the organization’s president.

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Book Excerpt from Nature’s Nether Regions

By | July 1, 2014

In Chapter 6, “Bateman Returns,” author Menno Schilthuizen surveys the battlefield of the evolutionary arms race that has led to, among other things, such excesses as “traumatic sex.”


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Capsule Reviews

By | July 1, 2014

Sex on Earth, Wild Connection, The Classification of Sex, and XL Love


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Going Beyond the Lab

By | July 1, 2014

Scientists who study the biological roots of sexual orientation should continue working with educators, policy-makers, and the public to put their data to good use.



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