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Jungle Field Trip

By | December 1, 2015

Travel to remote rain forests in Papua New Guinea with researchers from The Nature Conservancy who are working with native people to characterize ecosystems there using sound.

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Urban Owl-Fitters

By | December 1, 2015

How birds with an innate propensity for living among humans are establishing populations in cities

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Spiders, Prey Leave DNA

By | November 30, 2015

A study of black widow spiders suggests that the arachnids leave traces of their own genetic material and DNA from prey in their sticky webs.

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Daraprim Discounts Offered

By | November 26, 2015

Turing Pharmaceuticals will soon offer discounts to hospitals for its toxoplasmosis-fighting drug, the company announced, but some say the proposed price reductions are not enough.

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Pfizer and Allergan to Merge

By | November 23, 2015

The two drugmakers will join forces in a $160 billion deal—if it’s given the regulatory green light.

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Daraprim Alternative

By | October 22, 2015

A specialty pharmaceuticals company announces plans to produce a toxoplasmosis drug containing the same active ingredient as the pill at the center of an ongoing drug-pricing controversy.

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Buzzed Honeybees

By | October 20, 2015

Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.

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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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Teva Buys Mexican Pharma Firm

By | October 5, 2015

The Israeli drugmaker is purchasing the pharmaceutical company Rimsa for $2.3 billion.

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Biotech Stocks Take a Hit

By | September 30, 2015

Some say the biotech bubble has burst over concerns that drug prices are too high—and may soon be regulated.

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