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Meet the Bugs

By Hayley Dunning | July 6, 2012

The Victoria Bug Zoo is extremely small. In 1997, the Zoo's founder, Carol Maier, started the collection, which now includes more than 50 insect species, after completing her entomology degree from the University of Guelph. 


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Meet the Relatives

By Cristina Luiggi | July 1, 2012

Meet some of the most famous fossil discoveries of the hominin clan in this slide show. 


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Better Biofuel Crops

By Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | July 1, 2012

One way to increase biofuel production is to engineer plants that can withstand harsh environmental conditions, thereby expanding the range in which such crops can be grown. 


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Printing 3-D Molecules

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2012

View some molecular models produced by fast and inexpensive 3-D printing processes, and learn how they’re yielding a fuller understanding of biochemical interactions. 


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Gigapixel Photography

By Cristina Luiggi | June 22, 2012

Imagine a panoramic photograph with such high resolution that you could zoom in on a postage stamp more than half a mile away, or read signs that are blocks away from your vantage point. That is just what researchers at Duke University have created.

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Discovering Phasmids

By Jef Akst | June 9, 2012

Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand. 


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Best in Industry, 2012

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2012

Whether working for a pharmaceutical giant or a biotech start-up with a unique vision, researchers who responded to this year’s Best Places to Work in Industry survey are translating society’s most pressing scientific needs into a new generation of drugs, research tools, and cutting-edge innovations.


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Surgical Art

By Cristina Luiggi | June 1, 2012

In 1929 and 1930, Johns Hopkins Medical School surgeon Warfield Firor carried out a series of experiments to determine how long blood could flow between animals with joined circulatory systems. Without using any anti-coagulants, Firor attempted to es


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2012 Bio-Art Winners

By Megan Scudellari | May 25, 2012

Check out the 10 images that won FASEB's first annual Bio-Art competition.


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Spot the Moth

By Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2012

It’s a well-known story: The peppered moth’s ancestral typica phenotype is white with dark speckles. 


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