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Jurassic Parasites

By | March 1, 2012

Fossilized fleas dating as far back as 165 million years provide clues of early flea evolution.

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March 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Biota Babble

By | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in immunology

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Snake Tales

By | March 1, 2012

An anthropologist and a herpetologist join forces to reveal the complex shared evolutionary and ecological history of pythons and primates.

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Long Live the Y

By | February 22, 2012

Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.

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Boozing for Better Health

By | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.

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Opinion: What Is Life?

By | February 16, 2012

Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.

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TB Screen Glows Green

By | February 13, 2012

Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.

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Darwin Day Celebrations

By | February 13, 2012

As institutions around the world start celebrations of Darwin Day, New York reveals a digitized catalog of Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.

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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes

By | February 9, 2012

Zebras may have evolved their striped coat to avoid blood-sucking flies.

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