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The Zombie Literature

By | May 1, 2016

Retractions are on the rise. But reams of flawed research papers persist in the scientific literature. Is it time to change the way papers are published?

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To Each Animal Its Own Cognition

By | May 1, 2016

The study of nonhuman intelligence is coming into its own as researchers realize the unique contexts in which distinct species learn and behave.

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Week in Review: April 25–29

By | April 29, 2016

A look at how the brain processes language; donor fecal microbes coexist with recipient’s own for months; prion-like proteins in plants; telomere length and aging  

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Week in Review: April 18–22

By | April 22, 2016

More efficient CRISPR-based mutation correction; how clusters of tumor cells traverse capillary-like structures; one reason for poor sleep the first night in a strange place; ghrelin promotes fat storage

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Week in Review: April 11–15

By | April 15, 2016

CDC says Zika causes microcephaly; antioxidants and metastasis; imaging the brain on LSD; unexplained resilience to genetic disorders; a bacteria-heavy tree of life; assessing the effects of BPA substitutes

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Week in Review: April 4–8

By | April 8, 2016

How HIV can outmaneuver CRISPR; high-resolution structures of the human serotonin transporter; Pfizer, Allergan cease proposed merger; toward synthetic neural tissue

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Week in Review: March 28–April 1

By | April 1, 2016

How Zika differs from related viruses; Ebola emergency over; updated US map of Aedes aegypti spread; “vaginal seeding” goes commercial; dying adipocytes release DNA

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Book Excerpt from The Serengeti Rules

By | April 1, 2016

In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.

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Capsule Reviews

By | April 1, 2016

Lab Girl, The Most Perfect Thing, Half-Earth, and Cosmosapiens

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Speaking of Science

By | April 1, 2016

April 2016's selection of notable quotes

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