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Fighting to exist

By Jef Akst | June 14, 2011

The more closely related two species are, the more they're apt to drive one another to extinction.

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One Hip Dino

By Jef Akst | June 13, 2011

University College London researcher Mike Taylor recounts the discovery of a new dinosaur with unusually powerful thigh muscles. Read the full story.

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Fluorescent fish find pollution

By Bob Grant | June 13, 2011

Genetically engineered fish may one day help detect estrogen-like chemicals in consumer products and aquatic habitats.

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Honey bee microbiome probed

By Bob Grant | June 9, 2011

Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.

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Behavior brief

By Megan Scudellari | June 8, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.

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Australian climate scientists threatened with death

By Cristina Luiggi | June 7, 2011

The debate over a carbon emissions tax heats up.

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How skunks got their stripes

By Megan Scudellari | June 7, 2011

The evolution of bold warning coloration in mammals.

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All aboard the Fukushima cruise

By Cristina Luiggi | June 6, 2011

Scientists take to the seas to study the effects of Fukushima radiation on local marine life.

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Controversial climate study retracted

By Megan Scudellari | June 6, 2011

A controversial 2008 climate study is retracted due to plagiarism.

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In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.

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