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Along Came a Spider

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2014

Researchers are turning to venom peptides to protect crops from their most devastating pests.

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Brain Massage

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2014

Researchers may be able to improve memory by discharging magnetic pulses on the skull to alter the neural activity at and beneath the brain’s surface.

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Seal Stowaways

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Pathogen traces recovered from Peruvian mummies suggest tuberculosis-causing bacteria rode from Africa to South America in pinnipeds.

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Uncommonly Rare

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2014

How one of the rarest neurodegenerative diseases could lend insight into ubiquitous neuroprotective processes

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One Fish, Two Fish

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2014

Despite a lack of vision, a blind cavefish can count. Sort of.

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Chagas Watchdogs

By Tracy Vence | September 1, 2014

Can screening dogs for Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies inform public health officials about the risk of Chagas disease to people?

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Filling In the Notes

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2014

Why the brain produces musical hallucinations

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Six-Legged Syringes

By Yao-Hua Law | September 1, 2014

Researchers whose work requires that they draw blood from wild animals are finding unlikely collaborators in biting insects.

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Splitting Hairs

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Fragments of mitochondrial DNA from deer hair found on the clothing of an ice-entombed mummy offer a glimpse into Copper Age ecology.

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Sex and Drugs

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2014

Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?

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