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Week in Review: September 29–October 3

By | October 3, 2014

Feeding beneficial gut bacteria during infection; testing bacteriophage therapies; Central Park’s diverse soil microbiome; Ebola update; BRAIN funding boost

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Chimp Culture Caught on Camera

By | October 1, 2014

Researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools, lending support to the idea that humans aren’t the only primates to engage in social learning.

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Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection

By | October 1, 2014

In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.

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Science Gone Social

By , , , , and | October 1, 2014

Scientists are beginning to embrace social media as a viable means of communicating with public audiences.

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Sleep Tight

By | October 1, 2014

Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.

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Setting the Record Straight

By | October 1, 2014

Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?

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Week in Review: September 22–26

By | September 26, 2014

Assessing PubPeer’s legal threat; how lengthy ICU stays impact the gut microbiome; gene links exercise to reduced depression risk; epigenetics of innate immunity; Ebola updates

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Week in Review: September 15–19

By | September 19, 2014

Artificial sweeteners and glucose metabolism; why whooping cough is on the rise; heritable histone modifications; statins and bone growth; postdoc participation

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Week in Review: September 8–12

By | September 12, 2014

Gut microbiome’s effect on flu vax; new reference genomes for Ashkenazi Jewish population; assessing avian biodiversity across landscapes; gibbon and other newly sequenced genomes

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Losing Languages

By | September 4, 2014

Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.

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