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Avoiding Salt

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

In a newly identified tropism, plant roots steer clear of salinity.


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Male Mosquitoes Trigger Egg Production

By Jef Akst | October 29, 2013

Malaria-transmitting female Anopheles gambiae develop eggs upon mating as a result of a steroid hormone injected into them by males.

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Citations Predict Nobel Winners?

By Bob Grant | September 25, 2013

Thomson Reuters makes its annual data-based picks for which scientists could collect medals in Stockholm later this year.


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Flexible Cells

By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2013

When stretched, lung cells signal to each other by releasing ATP.


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Out of Sync

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2013

Why eating at the wrong times is tied to such profound and negative effects on our bodies


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Putting the Men in Menopause

By Jon Stone | September 1, 2013

Can mating behavior explain the evolution of menopause in humans?


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Why Women Lose Fertility

By Daniel Levitis and Alan Cohen | September 1, 2013

Mating behavior is an unlikely driver of women's reproductive aging.


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Mind the Clock

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2013

Many of the body's tissues can tell time, and these peripheral clocks can be influenced by environmental cues, such as the timing of food consumption.


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Monkeys Accept Virtual Arms as Own

By Jef Akst | August 26, 2013

In a variation of the classic rubber-hand experiment, researchers have shown how the macaque brain can confuse visual and tactile stimuli.


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Sketching out Cell Theory, circa 1837

By Kate Yandell | August 1, 2013

How a dinner-table conversation between two biologists led to the formulation of the theory that cells are the building blocks of all living organisms.


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