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A Ribbeting Tale

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2014

A famous frog-hopping contest yields data that challenge previous lab estimates of how far a bullfrog can jump.

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Farmer Fungi

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

Researchers uncover an unprecedented relationship between morels and bacteria. But can it be called agriculture?

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Metropolome

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

Researchers take advantage of rapid and cheap DNA sequencing technologies to map the bacterial microbiome of New York City.

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Bad Blood

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2013

A rare bleeding disorder leads scientists to uncover an unusual blood component that might be common to us all.

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The Ultimate Wingman

By Tracy Vence | November 1, 2013

Differential gene expression between dominant and subordinate male turkeys could help evolutionary biologists deconstruct the roots of sexual dimorphism.

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Trouble in the Heartland

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2013

A new tick-borne disease has emerged in the US Midwest—and the culprit is not a bacterium. 

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N=Me

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2013

Science gets personal as researchers—professional and amateur—plumb the depths of their own molecular biology.

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Evolution Takes a Road Trip

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Highways and byways are among the man-made environmental alterations driving the evolution of animals on contemporary timescales, with implications for ecology.

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Mobile Microscopes

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2013

Turning cell phones into basic research tools can improve health care in the developing world.

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Oral History

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Researchers use DNA from ancient tooth tartar to chart changes in the bacterial communities that have lived in human mouths for 8,000 years.

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