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Book Excerpt from The Accidental Species

By Henry Gee | December 1, 2013

In Chapter 7, “The Way We Walk,” author Henry Gee describes the first steps taken by the ancestors of Homo sapiens.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2013

Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo


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Karmella Haynes - Artist

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2013

December 2013's Scientist to Watch is also an accomplished painter.


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Standing Up for Sex

By Henry Gee | December 1, 2013

Humans evolved the ability to walk on two legs because it allowed them to more accurately size up prospective mates. Or did they?


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Weathering the Storm

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences

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Review: The Origin of Species

By Jef Akst | November 22, 2013

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.


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Week in Review: November 18–22

By Tracy Vence | November 22, 2013

Chilly mice develop more tumors; gut bacteria aid cancer treatment; two Y chromosome genes sufficient for assisted reproduction; HIV’s “invisibility cloak”


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It Takes Two

By Jef Akst | November 21, 2013

Two genes from the Y chromosome are sufficient to generate male mice capable of fathering healthy offspring via an assisted reproductive technique.

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Trouble for Darwin’s Frogs

By Abby Olena | November 21, 2013

Chytrid fungus has likely driven the decline of two South American frog species named for Charles Darwin.


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Don’t Fear DIYbio

By Jef Akst | November 19, 2013

Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.


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