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Gene Variation within a Tree

By | August 13, 2012

The root system of a tree species is genetically different than the leaves of that individual, potentially modifying scientists’ understanding of evolution.

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The Eternal Digital Dance

By | August 9, 2012

Choreographer Merce Cunningham achieved a kind of immortality by employing technology to capture a solo dance that he never taught to his pupils.

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New Human Species Discovered

By | August 9, 2012

Fossils from northern Kenya point to a new human species that lived in Africa nearly 2 million years ago.

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Opinion: Bias Is Unavoidable

By | August 7, 2012

Simply disclosing conflicts of interest is not enough.

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Opinion: The Postdoc Challenge

By | August 1, 2012

Financial hardships of young scientists in training are forcing many talented researchers to find new careers.

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Best in Academia, 2012

By | August 1, 2012

Topping this year’s survey of academic researchers is the J. David Gladstone Institutes, a San Francisco-based nonprofit biomedical research organization with a focus on cardiovascular disease, virology and immunology, and neurodegenerative disorders

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Capsule Reviews

By | August 1, 2012

Gifts of the Crow, What the Robin Knows, The Unfeathered Bird, and America’s Other Audubon

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Island Disease

By | August 1, 2012

People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.

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Painting the Protein Atomic, 1961

By | August 1, 2012

Irving Geis’s revolutionary painting of sperm whale myoglobin illuminated the nascent field of protein structure.

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The Stuff of Nightmares

By | August 1, 2012

Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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