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How, If, and Why Species Form

By Axel G. Rossberg, Tim Rogers, and Alan J. McKane | November 1, 2013

Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.

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Putting the Men in Menopause

By Jon Stone | September 1, 2013

Can mating behavior explain the evolution of menopause in humans?

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Why Women Lose Fertility

By Daniel Levitis and Alan Cohen | September 1, 2013

Mating behavior is an unlikely driver of women's reproductive aging.

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The Eye of the Finch

By Andrew Dobson | August 1, 2013

Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.

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Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet

By Aaron T. Dossey | February 1, 2013

Because of their high protein and fat content and their reproductive efficiency, insects hold great promise for thwarting an impending global food crisis.

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The Pliable Brain

By Christina Karns | September 1, 2012

Altered touch perception in deaf people may reveal individual differences in brain plasticity.

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Who Are We Really?

By Kieran O’Doherty | March 1, 2012

Manipulating the human microbiome has ethical implications.

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Ready for Prime Time

By Dennis J. Selkoe and John C. Morris | February 1, 2012

Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.

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Pitch Perfect

By Josephine Johnston | January 1, 2012

Academic detailing has the potential to significantly improve clinical practice.

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Puncturing the Myth

By Geoffrey Burnstock | September 1, 2011

Purinergic signaling, not mystical energy, may explain how acupuncture works.

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