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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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Book Excerpt from The Lagoon

By | September 1, 2014

Author Armand Marie Leroi reminisces about the shells that sparked his love of science.

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Aristotelian Biology

By | September 1, 2014

The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.

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Banking on iPSCs

By | September 1, 2014

A flurry of induced pluripotent stem cell banks are coming online, but they face significant business challenges.

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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2014

An Indomitable Beast, What If?, Superintelligence, and Dataclysm

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Rewritten in Blood

By | September 1, 2014

A modified gene-editing technique corrects mutations in human hematopoietic stem cells.

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Six-Legged Syringes

By | September 1, 2014

Researchers whose work requires that they draw blood from wild animals are finding unlikely collaborators in biting insects.

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Speaking of Science

By | September 1, 2014

September 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Surviving the Ice Age

By | September 1, 2014

A beginner’s guide to freezing and thawing pluripotent stem cells

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The Iceman Cometh

By | September 1, 2014

Meet Ötzi, the Copper Age ice man who is helping scientists reconstruct changes in the population genetics of the red deer he hunted.

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