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Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing

By Sandhya Sekar | April 30, 2014

Researchers report the first evidence of cryopreservation by an overwintering insect in which stores of an uncommon lipid are critical.

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Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 10, 2014

A little-studied protein appears to be a critical part of the perplexing channel that prevents cells from bursting.

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Amoeba Eats Cells Alive

By Ed Yong | April 9, 2014

The intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica kills host cells by tearing pieces from them, which it then eats.

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Bridging Two Worlds

By Rachel Bernstein | April 4, 2014

Lynne Quarmby’s love of the natural world inspires her to explore beyond her cell biology lab through art.

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Ballroom Brainwaves

By Eli Chen | March 28, 2014

A neuroscientist studies the brains of tango dancers in an attempt to understand interpersonal connectedness.

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Making New Spinal Neurons

By Ed Yong | February 25, 2014

With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.

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Review: “Please Continue”

By Tracy Vence | February 11, 2014

A play that dramatizes Stanley Milgram’s infamous social psychology experiments from the 1960s captures the personal side of human research.

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Science Cartoonist Doesn’t Draw “Funny Style”

By Becca Cudmore | January 31, 2014

Sidney Harris communicates science with minimal line work.

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Review: “Green Porno”

By Ajai Raj | January 29, 2014

Isabella Rossellini explores nature’s kinky side in a one-woman show.

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Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed

By Ajai Raj | January 16, 2014

A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound. 

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