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Speaking of Science

By | June 24, 2011

June 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Darwin Goes Digital

By | June 24, 2011

Much of Charles Darwin’s personal library–both his books and what he wrote within them--is now available online.

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Mail

By | June 23, 2011

A selection of comments from our readers.

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Sleep on it

By | June 23, 2011

Scientists invent a method to control the timing and duration of sleep in fruit flies and find that snoozing helps form long-term memories.

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New fungal hiding places

By | June 23, 2011

Whether it’s in the arctic or a commonplace kitchen appliance, deadly fungal species wait for the right opportunity to strike.

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The cost of flocking

By | June 22, 2011

Flying in a flock comes at a considerable energetic cost for pigeons, raising the question of why they do it.

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Summit Science

By | June 20, 2011

Researchers seeking a link between vision problems and the dangerous physiological effects of hypoxia in mountain climbers are taking their work to new heights.

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Head trauma in the funny pages

By | June 17, 2011

Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.

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Plant scientists, innovators

By | June 16, 2011

Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.

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Fish fear from above

By | June 15, 2011

Coral reefs are fraught with danger for herbivores such as damselfish and tangs. Venturing out from the safety of the reef’s colorful cracks and crevices to feed means risking being devoured by predators that patrol the warm waters. 

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