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Dinosaurs’ Shiny Black Feathers

By | March 9, 2012

A 130 million-year-old winged dinosaur offers scientist the oldest evidence of iridescent feathers.

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New Type of DNA Discovered?

By | March 8, 2012

Small circles of extrachromosomal DNA appear to be widespread in mammals, and may be byproducts of small deletions in the nuclear DNA of somatic cells.

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Genome Digest

By | March 7, 2012

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk

By | March 7, 2012

A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.

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Banana Fungus Origin Revealed

By | March 6, 2012

A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.

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NIH Launches Genetics Test Database

By | March 1, 2012

The federal agency unveils a collection of thousands of genetic tests for some 2,500 diseases.

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Jurassic Parasites

By | March 1, 2012

Fossilized fleas dating as far back as 165 million years provide clues of early flea evolution.

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In Chapter 8, "The Conspiratorial Move and the Struggle for Evidence-Based Medicine," author Nicoli Natrass explores the Internet's role in the rise of anti-science sentiment.

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Capsule Reviews

By | March 1, 2012

The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess, The Forever Fix, Connectome, and DNA USA

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Speaking of Science

By | March 1, 2012

March 2012's selection of notable quotes

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