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Fish Transport Fukushima Radiation

By Megan Scudellari | May 28, 2012

Radioactive particles from the Fukushima nuclear disaster provide an unexpected way to track migratory marine species.

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Could Stem Cells Cure MS?

By Megan Scudellari | May 23, 2012

A growth factor isolated from human stem cells shows promising results in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.

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Live Slow, Die Old

By Ed Yong | May 17, 2012

Ancient bacteria living in deep-sea sediments are alive—but with metabolisms so slow that it’s hard to tell.

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Synchronized Clocks

By Megan Scudellari | May 16, 2012

Researchers identify the first circadian clock component conserved across all three domains of life.

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How Prawns Lure Prey

By Sabrina Richards | May 15, 2012

Orange-loving Trinidad guppies are curiously attracted to orange spots on prawn pincers, which may make it easier for the predators to snatch them up.

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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | May 15, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Six Threats to Chromosomes

By Ed Yong | May 3, 2012

Researchers identify two new DNA repair systems, in addition to four that were already known, that can attack unprotected telomeres.

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Pigeon GPS Identified

By Megan Scudellari | April 26, 2012

A population of neurons in pigeon brains encodes direction, intensity, and polarity of the Earth’s magnetic field.

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Plant RNA Paper Questioned

By Emily Willingham | April 16, 2012

Remarkable findings of ingested plant miRNA in animal liver and blood draw speculation about the study’s validity.

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Insect Battles, Big and Small

By Megan Scudellari | April 10, 2012

Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.

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