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Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2013

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.

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How Bacteria Evade the Immune System

By Laasya Samhita | December 12, 2013

Escherichia coli can quickly evolve to resist engulfment by macrophages, scientists have found.

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A New Basal Animal

By Ruth Williams | December 12, 2013

Comb jellies take their place on the oldest branch of the animal family tree.  

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Wolfish Social Skills

By Abby Olena | December 4, 2013

According to a new study, wolves can learn from humans.

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Bipedal Beginnings

By Tracy Vence | December 4, 2013

Re-examination of a thigh bone from one of the earliest putative hominins could impact scientists’ understanding of the origins of human bipedalism, a study suggests.

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Biology's Coefficient

By Megan Scudellari | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.

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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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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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Waiting in the Wings

By Erin Weeks | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By Bob Grant | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.

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