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Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China

By | November 30, 2017

The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.

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Image of the Day: Ice Age Horse 

By | November 29, 2017

Scientists have identified a new genus of extinct horse that lived in North America during the last ice age. 

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The 10-micrometer-long flagellate cell might have a big story to tell about the evolution of eukaryotes.

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An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.

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Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family

By | November 2, 2017

The Tapanuli orangutan has been identified as the newest species of great ape, but also likely the most endangered. 

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Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?

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Fast-Tracking Sexual Maturation

By | November 1, 2017

The brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.

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Salary Survey: By the Numbers

By | November 1, 2017

An overview of this year's results in graphical form

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By | November 1, 2017

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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The Benefits of Trepidation

By | November 1, 2017

While wiping fear from our brains may seem attractive, the emotion is an essential part of our behavioral repertoire.

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