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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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3-D Printing

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2012

Is printing out your own lab equipment, molecular models, and drug compounds the wave of the future?

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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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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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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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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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Sweet and Sour Science

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2012

Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.

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Cat Cravings

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2012

A mutated feline receptor for sweet tastes explains why cats don’t love sugar but do dig mushrooms.

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