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Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice

By Tracy Vence | June 30, 2014

Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.

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Omnivore Ancestors?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 26, 2014

Fifty-thousand-year-old feces suggest Neanderthals ate both meat and vegetables.

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Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance

By Jef Akst | June 25, 2014

E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.

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Week in Review: June 16–20

By Tracy Vence | June 20, 2014

Early Neanderthal evolution; developing antivirals to combat polio; the mouth and skin microbiomes; insect-inspired, flight-stabilizing sensors

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An examination of 17 ancient skulls shows that some Neanderthal features arose as far back as 430,000 years ago.

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Ancient Fish Analyzed

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 13, 2014

Two paleontological findings yield insights into early vertebrate evolution.

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Snake Imitators Persist

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 12, 2014

A harmless snake in the Carolina Sandhills has been mimicking a poisonous species for decades, and has become a better imitator since the latter went extinct.

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Faces for Fighting?

By Jef Akst | June 10, 2014

Scientists propose that hominin facial bones evolved for protection against the powerful blows of combat.

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Combating Asian Carp

By Jef Akst | June 5, 2014

A new plan to protect the Great Lakes from the invasive species is set in motion.

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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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