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Escape Predators, Get Parasites

By | June 24, 2011

A particular predator defense used by water fleas makes them more susceptible to parasite infections, new research shows.

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Behavior brief

By | June 23, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.

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Bigger spores = badder infection

By | June 17, 2011

Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.

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Gould's bias

By | June 16, 2011

A new study finds that Stephen J. Gould's criticisms of another scientist's data was misplaced, and the eminent biologist and historian succumbed to data bias himself.

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Our own 60 mutations

By | June 15, 2011

New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.

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Fighting to exist

By | 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 | 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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How skunks got their stripes

By | June 7, 2011

The evolution of bold warning coloration in mammals.

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As bats hibernate so does rabies

By | June 6, 2011

A new study shows that a long winter's nap slows the spread of rabies through colonies of the flying mammal and is thus essential for the long-term viability of their populations.

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XMRV doesn't cause chronic fatigue

By | June 5, 2011

Two studies point to contamination of patient samples as the cause of a controversial 2009 finding that linked the mouse virus XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome.

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