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Micro Farmers

By Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011

Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.

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Harvesting Ideas

By Karen Hopkin | April 1, 2011

Joy Ward is reaping the rewards of her studies on how plants handle global climate change—gathering academic accolades and presidential embraces along the way.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2011

The Great Sperm Whale, Noble Cows & Hybrid Zebras, Radioactive, Science-Mart

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Kelly Benoit-Bird: Sounding the Deep

By Carrie Arnold | April 1, 2011

Associate professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University. Age: 34

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PET Guerrilla

By Chris Tachibana | April 1, 2011

A former Uruguayan antigovernment rebel is developing a revolutionary diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Taking Shape

By Richard P. Grant | April 1, 2011

Floral bouquets are the most ephemeral of presents. The puzzle of how flowers get their shape, however, is more enduring. 

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The Footprints of Winter

By Ralf Müller and Justin Goodrich | March 1, 2011

Epigenetic marks laid down during the cold months of the year allow flowering in spring and summer.

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Character Flaws?

By Vanessa Schipani | March 1, 2011

Two lizard taxonomists champion the use of Bayesian species delimitation to settle taxonomic debates.

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Imprinting Diversity

By Cristina Luiggi | March 1, 2011

Joachim Messing talks about how genomic imprinting may be a strong driver of diversity.

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Do Fruit Flies Dream of Electric Bananas?

By Björn Brembs | February 1, 2011

Visualizing neuronal activity in small brains over four dimensions

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