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Speed-Sensitive Denticles

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2013

Tooth-like structures on the skin of a South American fish might serve as high-velocity water-flow detectors.

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Decoding Dreams

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2013

Researchers learn to predict visual imagery in dreams based on functional MRI scans of brain activity during sleep.

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A Celebrated Symposium

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2012

A conference, started 10 years ago partly as a disease ecologist’s birthday party, has become one of the most valued meetings in the field.  

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Down and Dirty

By Amy Coombs | September 1, 2012

Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."

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Good Vibrations

By Cristina Luiggi | September 1, 2012

Researchers are learning how species from across the animal kingdom use seismic signals to mate, hunt, solve territorial disputes, and much more.

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The Stuff of Nightmares

By Cristina Luiggi | August 1, 2012

Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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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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A Can of Worms

By Sabrina Richards | June 1, 2012

Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History use DNA barcoding to show that even sardines infected with nematodes can still be kosher.

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From Bones to Brains

By Hannah Waters | June 1, 2012

With the help of a mother, one researcher uncovered a common link between autism and a devastating bone disease.

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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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