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Speaking of Science

By | July 1, 2011

July 2011's selection of notable quotes

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The First X-ray, 1895

By | July 1, 2011

The discovery of a new and mysterious form of radiation in the late 19th century led to a revolution in medical imaging.

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Color by Number Fossils

By | June 30, 2011

Researchers map pigments in early bird fossils using preserved metallic residues.

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Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted

By | June 30, 2011

United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.

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Warm-Blooded Dinos?

By | June 24, 2011

Evidence that large dinosaurs had body temperatures similar to modern-day mammals suggests they were either endothermic or extremely good at conserving body heat.

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Escape Predators, Get Parasites

By | June 24, 2011

A particular predator defense used by water fleas makes them more susceptible to parasite infections, new research shows.

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Behavior brief

By | June 23, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.

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Bigger spores = badder infection

By | June 17, 2011

Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.

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Gould's bias

By | June 16, 2011

A new study finds that Stephen J. Gould's criticisms of another scientist's data was misplaced, and the eminent biologist and historian succumbed to data bias himself.

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