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Squid-Inspired Electric Elastomer

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 18, 2014

Polymer changes color and texture in response to remote signals. 

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Did Spinosaurus Swim?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 15, 2014

Most complete skeleton suggests the dinosaurs were semi-aquatic hunters. 

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Prehistoric Critters Change View of Mammal Evolution

By Molly Sharlach | September 12, 2014

Three extinct squirrel-like species were identified from Jurassic-era fossils in China.

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Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms

By Ruth Williams | September 11, 2014

Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.

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Genome Digest

By Molly Sharlach | September 10, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Behavior Brief

By Molly Sharlach | September 5, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Humongous Herbivorous Dinosaur

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 4, 2014

A near-complete titanosaur fossil provides new details of the dinosaurs’ lives. 

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Losing Languages

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 4, 2014

Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.

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Book Excerpt from The Lagoon

By Armand Marie Leroi | September 1, 2014

Author Armand Marie Leroi reminisces about the shells that sparked his love of science.

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A Long Line of LINEs

By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2014

Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages.

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