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On the Other Hand

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2014

Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?

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Walking Fish Model Evolution

By Bob Grant | August 28, 2014

Raising a semi-terrestrial species on land highlights the role of developmental plasticity in the evolutionary transition from water to land.

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Dustup Over Lionfish Science Fair Project

By Bob Grant | July 23, 2014

A former graduate student says he feels slighted by a failure to attribute his contributions to a line of research regarding the salinity tolerances of an invasive species.

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Grade-schooler Schools Ecologists

By Bob Grant | July 23, 2014

A sixth grader’s science project on the salinity tolerance of lionfish inspires an academic researcher to confirm the student’s results, expanding knowledge of an invasive species.

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Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors

By Jef Akst | July 10, 2014

Olfactory receptors in the skin may help repair damaged tissue, a study shows.

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The Mantis Shrimp’s UV View

By Bob Grant | July 7, 2014

A crustacean’s eyes are tuned to ultraviolet frequencies with the help of a biological sunblock molecule.

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Sari van Anders: Sexy Thoughts, Sexy Data

By Daniel Cossins | July 1, 2014

Assistant professor, Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan. Age: 36

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Insect-Inspired Sensors Improve Tiny Robot’s Flight

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 18, 2014

Microroboticists have designed simple sensors based on insect light organs called ocelli to stabilize a miniature flying robot.

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Fruit Fly Flight Tactics

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 14, 2014

High-speed cameras capture the remarkable in-flight maneuvers fruit flies use to avoid predators.

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Shivering Akin to Exercising

By Kerry Grens | February 4, 2014

Working out and shivering in the cold both upregulate hormones and genes involved in brown fat production.

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