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Photonic Colored Creatures

By | February 1, 2013

Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.

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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2013

February 2013's selection of notable quotes


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Stockpiling Histones

By | February 1, 2013

Histones stored on lipid droplets in fly embryos provide a backup supply when newly synthesized ones are lacking.


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The A@#hole Scientist

By | February 1, 2013

Can a vexing sense of entitlement actually aid in the pursuit of knowledge?


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Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet

By | February 1, 2013

Because of their high protein and fat content and their reproductive efficiency, insects hold great promise for thwarting an impending global food crisis.


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Color from Structure

By | February 1, 2013

Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.


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Opinion: Communication Crisis in Research

By | January 30, 2013

The problem threatens progress and stems from both a lack of attention to clear discourse and a scientific culture not focused on critical challenges.


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Opinion: The Successes of Women in STEM

By | January 23, 2013

Women have come a long way, but roadblocks remain

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Genetic Deodorant

By | January 18, 2013

People carrying a certain gene variant that dictates fresh underarms are less likely to wear antiperspirant.

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It’s Elementary

By | January 10, 2013

Maria Konnikova says the field of psychology has something to learn from great works of fiction.


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