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Eye evolution questioned

By | March 1, 2011

Invertebrates with vertebrate-like vision challenge the idea that the two groups of organisms have distinctly different visual receptors

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Top 7 in molecular biology

By | March 1, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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New mechanism for dementia?

By | February 28, 2011

The voracious clearing of injured and dying cells that could have otherwise recovered may contribute to neurodegenerative disease

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Mad science?

By | February 25, 2011

A documentary about the research of neuroscientist Robert White goes beyond his macabre head-transplant experiments to highlight his contributions to science

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Fungus fights malaria?

By | February 24, 2011

A genetically modified fungus that targets not mosquitoes, but the malaria parasites inside, could be a powerful tool for malaria eradication

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Supplemental or detrimental?

By | February 24, 2011

Journals debate the value of supplemental materials

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Mud made of fish poop

By | February 22, 2011

Fish excrement found in seafloor sediment forces scientists to rethink the way they reconstruct earth's climate history

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Multicellular evolution not linear

By | February 22, 2011

New genetic analyses show that multicellularity was gained -- and lost -- several times in the blue-green algae

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Opinion: When to hunt the rare

By | February 22, 2011

Hunting can generate revenue to boost conservation efforts, but when should it be allowed for endangered populations?

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News from AAAS

By | February 21, 2011

Some highlights from the annual AAAS conference, held in Washington, DC, this past weekend

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