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Eye of the Giant

By Megan Scudellari | March 15, 2012

Soccer ball-sized eyes may help giant squid see distant predators in the deep, dark ocean.

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Next Generation: A Molecular Camera

By Hannah Waters | March 14, 2012

Knocking electrons out of atomic orbit with a laser allows researchers to take femtosecond-scale “movies” of molecules in motion.

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Genome Digest

By Cristina Luiggi | March 7, 2012

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Ovarian Stem Cells in Humans?

By Sabrina Richards | February 27, 2012

Adult human ovaries contain a population of stem cells capable of generating immature egg cells.

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Long Live the Y

By Megan Scudellari | February 22, 2012

Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.

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Boozing for Better Health

By Megan Scudellari | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.

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Opinion: What Is Life?

By Edward N. Trifonov | February 16, 2012

Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.

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Next Generation: Rockets for the Gut

By Edyta Zielinska | February 14, 2012

Researchers develop a tiny device that motors around the stomach, fueled by its acidic environment.

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Freeze-tolerant Flies

By Sabrina Richards | February 13, 2012

Two steps help Drosophila melanogaster larvae survive freezing conditions.

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Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear

By Megan Scudellari | February 10, 2012

A new device can detect sounds a million times fainter than the hearing threshold of the human ear.

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