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A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.

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A Neuroscientist’s Journey Through Madness

By Barbara Lipska with Elaine McArdle | April 1, 2018

After I was diagnosed with brain cancer and started to lose my mental health, the importance of my job came into clear focus.

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A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.

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Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.

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Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.

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image: Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids

Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From Fluids

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2018

A microfluidic device collects microRNAs for analysis.

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A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and Mola mola may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.

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image: Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined

Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined

By Catherine Offord | March 22, 2018

Researchers pinpoint a protein that can metabolize at least one of the insecticides, highlighting a route to identifying compounds that are friendlier to the critical pollinators.

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In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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