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One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened

By | October 6, 2015

A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.

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Dengue’s Downfall?

By | September 15, 2015

Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.

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Science Survey Results Mixed

By | September 11, 2015

The Pew Research Center finds substantial differences in US adults’ knowledge of physical science.

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Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages

By | September 8, 2015

Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.

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Body, Heal Thyself

By | September 1, 2015

Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity

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A Costly Case of Grant Fraud

By | August 24, 2015

The National Science Foundation orders Northeastern University to repay $2.7 million for nine years of mismanaging a federal grant.

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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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Good Vibrations

By | August 1, 2015

Does a delicately orchestrated balance between quantum and classical physics distinguish living from nonliving things?

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Mimicry Muses

By | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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