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Faces for Fighting?

By | June 10, 2014

Scientists propose that hominin facial bones evolved for protection against the powerful blows of combat.

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The Neuron Doctrine, circa 1894

By | November 1, 2013

Santiago Ramón y Cajal used a staining technique developed by Camillo Golgi to formulate the idea that the neuron is the basic unit of the nervous system.

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“Living Lectures”

By | October 31, 2013

Massachusetts-based artist Danny Quirk uses latex body paint to bring anatomical structures to life.

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Dissection via Paintbrush

By | October 31, 2013

An artist uses latex body paint to bring anatomical structures to life.

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Einstein’s Brilliant Connections

By | October 7, 2013

Remarkably thick connections between Albert Einstein's left and right brain hemispheres offer one possible explanation of his intelligence.

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Another Super Shrew

By | July 24, 2013

A newly discovered sister species to the hero shrew shares its spine of steel, hinting at the evolution and function of the super-strong anatomical structure.

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Human Ancestors?

By | April 11, 2013

Fossilized skeletal remains of the hominid Australopithecus sediba add to the puzzle of human evolution.

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Printing 3-D Skeletons

By | April 2, 2013

Plastic bones and organs based on CT scans could educate students or prepare surgeons to perform complicated operations.

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Speed-Sensitive Denticles

By | April 1, 2013

Tooth-like structures on the skin of a South American fish might serve as high-velocity water-flow detectors.

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Biology by the Slice

By | January 3, 2013

German anatomist Christian Wilhelm Braune revolutionized the study of human anatomy in the 19th century with his painstaking drawings of sectioned cadavers.

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