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The infamous "Baby Louie" embryo is a giant oviraptorosaur fossil from China that resembled a gargantuan bird.


The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.


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Learning Your Stripes

By Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2017

Science’s lowest common denominator has always been patterns.


Scientists discover transcripts from the same gene that can express both proteins and noncoding RNA.  

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Picking Out Patterns

By Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2017

Machine-learning algorithms can automate the analysis of cell images and data.

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Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017

The Yale University cell and molecular biologist is probing the deep mysteries of epidermal cells.

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From fish harvests to cottonwood forests, organisms display evidence that species change can occur on timescales that can influence ecological processes.


image: Infographic: Proteasome Basics

Infographic: Proteasome Basics

By John Hines and Craig M. Crews | May 1, 2017

The structure and function of the cell's protein-degrading machine


Guppies transplanted between different communities in Trinidadian streams evolved in response to changes in predation threat in just a few generations.

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By analyzing the genomes of 161 dog breeds, scientists discover how and when certain canine breeds emerged.

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