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Freezing Cells

By | February 1, 2013

A handful of species have learned how to survive in freezing climates. To do so, the animals must counteract the damaging effects of ice crystal formation, or keep from freezing altogether. Here are a few ways they do it.

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Photonic Colored Creatures

By | February 1, 2013

Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.

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Catching the Cold

By | February 1, 2013

Tracking the genetic diversity and evolution of rhinoviruses can lead to a better understanding of viral evolution, the common cold, and more dangerous infections.

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Color from Structure

By | February 1, 2013

Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.

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Icing Organs

By | February 1, 2013

Why scientists are so near and yet so far from being able to cryopreserve organs

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Dogs Adapted to Agriculture

By | January 23, 2013

As wolves became domesticated, their genes adapted to a starch-rich diet of human leftovers.

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Treaty to Curb Mercury Pollution

By | January 22, 2013

More than 140 nations agree to a plan to limit global mercury emissions.

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Mathematicians as Publishers

By | January 21, 2013

A new initiative in the mathematics research community is gearing up to do the work traditionally organized by a publisher.

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Anonymity Under Threat

By | January 17, 2013

Scientists uncover the identities of anonymous DNA donors using freely available web searches.

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President Supports Gun-Violence Research

By | January 17, 2013

The Obama administration announces a $10 million, 23-part plan to curb gun violence in the country.

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