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Climate Change Speeds Extinctions

By Kerry Grens | May 3, 2015

Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.

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Study: Ebola Predictions Overstated

By Jef Akst | April 2, 2015

Most forecasting methods used to predict the extent of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa overestimated the epidemic’s reach, an updated analysis shows.

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Minimal Toolkit for Stem Cell Self-Renewal

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 5, 2014

Researchers identify a network of a dozen transcription factors needed to maintain the pluripotent state of mouse embryonic stem cells. 

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Shell Sculpture

By Dan Cossins | September 1, 2013

A mathematical model explains the physical mechanisms behind the formation of seashell spines, an insight that could shed light on the convergent evolution of the trait.

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Cities Affect Global Weather Currents

By Edyta Zielinska | January 28, 2013

The heat emanating from large metropolitan areas may be changing weather patterns thousands of miles away.

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Battle of the Sexes

By Hannah Waters | November 17, 2011

Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.

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