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Killer TB Hits India

By Bob Grant | January 16, 2012

An incurable form of tuberculosis has turned up on the subcontinent.

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How to Survive Freezing Waters

By Jef Akst | January 9, 2012

For at least one species of octopus, all it takes is a little RNA editing.

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Capsule Reviews

By Richard P. Grant | January 1, 2012

Our Dying Planet, Here Be Dragons, Rat Island, Harnessed

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Anthropomorphism: A Peculiar Institution

By Marlene Zuk | January 1, 2012

Should we rethink the parallel drawn between “slave-making” ants and human slavery, and other such oversimplifications of animal behavior?

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Before the Genes Jumped, 1930s

By Sabrina Richards | January 1, 2012

How Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock nearly gave up genetics for meteorology

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2012

January 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Magnetic Swimmers Cultured

By Tia Ghose | December 22, 2011

For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.

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The Evolution of Drug Resistance

By Ruth Williams | December 18, 2011

Researchers use whole-genome sequencing to keep tabs on the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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Darwin Didn't Plagiarize Wallace

By Bob Grant | December 13, 2011

19th century shipping records defy the claim that Charles Darwin stole some of Alfred Russel Wallace's ideas to craft his theory of evolution.

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Why People Lost Their Fur

By Ruth Williams | December 12, 2011

The need for ancient humans to keep cool during the day might explain their lack of body hair but not why they walked on two feet.

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