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Hand Signs for Science

By | December 5, 2012

Organizations are calling for a common set of sign language for scientific terms.

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Book Excerpt from Tibet Wild

By | December 1, 2012

In the introduction to his latest book, renowned naturalist George Schaller describes the evolving role of the field biologist through the lens of his experiences with Himalayan wildlife.

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Playing the Field

By | December 1, 2012

The role of field biologists is changing as conservation biology evolves and ecological challenges mount.

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The Plastic Genome

By | December 1, 2012

The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.

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Art Through the Nose

By | November 29, 2012

A new show at New York’s Museum of Art and Design celebrates olfaction and the science behind modern perfume making.

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Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes

By | November 28, 2012

In the largest microbial eukaryote genetic sequencing effort ever attempted, researchers are investigating the transcriptomes of 700 marine algae species.

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Microbial Life Beneath the Ice

By | November 27, 2012

Researchers uncover a diverse microbial community living beneath 27 meters of ice in Antarctica’s Lake Vida.

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Ancient Butterball

By | November 21, 2012

The star of Thanksgiving was domesticated by Mayans 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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Opinion: Talking Genomics

By | November 13, 2012

The crucial importance of language in the debate over the regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests

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Navel Bugs

By | November 12, 2012

A new study reveals a large mix of microbes in most human belly buttons.  

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