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Stress births neural stem cells

By | June 15, 2011

When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.

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Fluorescent fish find pollution

By | June 13, 2011

Genetically engineered fish may one day help detect estrogen-like chemicals in consumer products and aquatic habitats.

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2011 World Science Festival: A look back

By | June 10, 2011

The Scientist covered some of the events that made this year's festival memorable.

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Honey bee microbiome probed

By | June 9, 2011

Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.

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Behavior brief

By | June 8, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.

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Australian climate scientists threatened with death

By | June 7, 2011

The debate over a carbon emissions tax heats up.

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How skunks got their stripes

By | June 7, 2011

The evolution of bold warning coloration in mammals.

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All aboard the Fukushima cruise

By | June 6, 2011

Scientists take to the seas to study the effects of Fukushima radiation on local marine life.

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Controversial climate study retracted

By | June 6, 2011

A controversial 2008 climate study is retracted due to plagiarism.

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In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.

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