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Ancient Apoptosis

By Kate Yandell | June 9, 2014

Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.

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Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey

By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014

In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2014

Proof, Caffeinated, A Sting in the Tale, and The Insect Cookbook

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Drunks and Monkeys

By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014

Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.  

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Simultaneous Release

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2014

Coordinating the submission of manuscripts can strike a healthy balance between competition and collaboration.

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Speaking of Food Science

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2014

June 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Waste Not, Want Not

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

Researchers and entrepreneurs divert food waste from landfills by turning it into a variety of ingenious products.

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Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 24, 2014

Gerald Edelman, who broke new ground in two distinct fields of life science, has passed away at age 84.

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Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014

A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.

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Birds of a Genome

By Jef Akst | May 21, 2014

Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.

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