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Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage

By Alan de Queiroz | January 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “The Green Web,” author Alan de Queiroz describes the evolutionary journey taken by a South American species of sundew plant.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2014

Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains

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Evolution’s Stowaways

By Alan de Queiroz | January 1, 2014

Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.

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Exit Strategy

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2014

Scientists come up with a better way to watch cells leave blood vessels.

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Fantastical Fish, circa 1719

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

A collection of colorful drawings compiled by publisher Louis Renard sheds light on eighteenth-century science.

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Renard's Menagerie

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

Some of the fantastical marine life depicted in a rare, 18th-century book

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2013’s Big Advances in Science

By Kerry Grens | December 24, 2013

A roundup of the stunning progress made in the life sciences this year

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Retinal Cells Printed by Inkjet

By Kerry Grens | December 19, 2013

Scientists demonstrate how to print healthy rat retinal cells.

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Inside Information

By Abby Olena | December 16, 2013

Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.

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Test Scores Are in the Genes

By Jef Akst | December 16, 2013

More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.

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