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A Scientist Emerges

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2012

At age 16, Alexandra Sourakov has her first scientific publication, on the foraging behavior of butterflies.

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Killer Silk

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2012

Silk impregnated with bleach may provide a new way to fight the formidable spores of the anthrax bacterium.

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Finding Phasmids

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2012

Researchers rediscover a giant insect, thought to have gone extinct a century ago, and plan to reintroduce it to its native island off the coast of Australia.

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From Squeaks to Song

By Hannah Waters | May 1, 2012

House mice sing melodies out of the range of human hearing, and the crooning is impacting research from evolutionary biology to neuroscience.

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It’s Raining Mice

By Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012

A new brown tree snake control strategy takes to the skies as scientists scatter toxic rodents over Guam’s forest canopy.

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Mighty Moth Man

By Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2012

An evolutionary biologist’s posthumous publication restores the peppered moth to its iconic status as a textbook example of evolution.

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Snake Tales

By Ruth Williams | March 1, 2012

An anthropologist and a herpetologist join forces to reveal the complex shared evolutionary and ecological history of pythons and primates.

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Genghis Jon

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2012

By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.

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Evolution, Tout de Suite

By Richard P. Grant | October 1, 2011

Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.

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Gorilla Warfare

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2011

As ecotourism becomes more popular, wild apes are succumbing to human diseases.

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