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Spotted: Emperor Penguins

By | April 17, 2012

Satellites are used to count the number of penguins living in Antarctica.


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Spotting a Giraffe's Age

By | April 11, 2012

A giraffe’s spots can give away its years.


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Insect Battles, Big and Small

By | April 10, 2012

Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.


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A Universal Cancer Vaccine?

By | April 10, 2012

A vaccine that targets 90 percent of all cancers shows promise in early clinical trials.


image: Colony Collapse from Pesticides?

Colony Collapse from Pesticides?

By | April 9, 2012

Yet another study demonstrates that how pesticides might be related to the collapse of wild bee colonies.


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Bird Flu Mutations Revealed

By | April 5, 2012

One of the researchers who created a highly transmissible form of the bird flu virus has broken his silence and shared which mutations made it possible.


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Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer

By | April 4, 2012

A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.


image: Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.


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Opinion: The Risk of Forgoing Vaccines

By | April 3, 2012

Herd immunity, or the protection of individuals who are not vaccinated due to generally high vaccination rates within a population, does not currently exist in many pockets of the US.


image: Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch

Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch

By | April 2, 2012

Vaccination via tiny microneedles elicits a powerful immune response in the skin.


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