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Self-Improvement Through the Ages

By | February 1, 2014

A 50,000-generation-long experiment shows that bacteria keep getting fitter.

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NIH Tackles Irreproducibility

By | January 28, 2014

The federal agency speaks out about how to improve the quality of scientific research.

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The HHMI Bump

By | January 28, 2014

A new study shows a slight citation benefit to authors recently awarded investigator status from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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New River Dolphin

By | January 27, 2014

DNA sequencing study reveals a new river dolphin species in South America.

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Drosophila’s New Genes

By | January 23, 2014

An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.

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The Shared Perfumes of Queens

By | January 16, 2014

Ant, bee, and wasp queens emit a similar class of pheromones that sterilize their workers, hinting at a shared ancestry for these chemicals.

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Clocks Versus Rocks

By | January 14, 2014

A new analysis suggests that placental mammals originated while dinosaurs were dominant, contradicting a recent high-profile study.

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Human-Pathogen Coevolution

By | January 13, 2014

Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.

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Report Card: Sharing Animal Research

By | January 8, 2014

New analysis finds that funding agencies, scientists, and journals are not including sufficient information when reporting on in vivo experiments.

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Google Scholar Going Strong

By | January 7, 2014

Despite persistent rumors of its demise, the academic publishing arm of the search engine juggernaut shows no signs of slowing.

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