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Early Bird Plumage

By | September 15, 2011

After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.

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Don’t Dope, Athletes

By | September 14, 2011

New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.

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Behavior Brief

By | September 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Lasker Winners Announced

By | September 12, 2011

Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.

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Ancient Jelly Simplifies Animal Tree?

By | September 9, 2011

A newly discovered fossil of a nearly 600-million-year-old comb jelly ancestor may call for scientists to rethink early animal evolution.

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Man-Eating Mushrooms

By | September 9, 2011

An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.

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Get Your Gut Sequenced

By | September 8, 2011

A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.

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The Mosaic Pre-Man

By | September 8, 2011

Newly excavated Australopithecus sediba fossils exhibit a mixture of primitive and more modern features.

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Genetics Paper Retracted

By | September 2, 2011

Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.

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Art + Science Now

By | September 1, 2011

The book that serves as bio art's encyclopedia.

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