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Scientists Celebrate UK Libel Reform

By Dan Cossins | April 29, 2013

New libel laws for England and Wales should help protect scientific debate, but campaigners worry that legal costs remain a threat.

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Humans Under Pressure

By Ed Yong | April 25, 2013

Better health care in Gambian villages lead to flip-flopping selection pressures on height and weight.

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Naturalist’s House for Sale

By Dan Cossins | April 22, 2013

One of the surviving UK homes of pioneering but long-overlooked evolutionary theorist Alfred Russel Wallace is on the market.

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Tumors Fall to Radioactive Bacteria

By Sabrina Richards | April 22, 2013

Researchers use bacteria to deliver radiation to shrink pancreatic tumors in mice.

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Did Inbreeding Royals Evolve?

By Dan Cossins | April 22, 2013

A new study suggests that in the Spanish Habsburg royal family, natural selection may have diminished the most harmful effects of inbreeding.

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Plant DNA Largely Unchanged

By Jef Akst | April 15, 2013

Today’s tulip trees carry similar mitochondrial DNA as those that grew in the time of the dinosaurs.

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Human Ancestors?

By Ruth Williams | April 11, 2013

Fossilized skeletal remains of the hominid Australopithecus sediba add to the puzzle of human evolution.

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“Breathprints” Could Diagnose Disease

By Dan Cossins | April 5, 2013

Researchers can identify individuals by the unique chemical signatures in their breath, suggesting that exhalations could be used for metabolomic tests.

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Week in Review: April 1-5

By Jef Akst | April 5, 2013

Living fossils not so fossilized; Canadian gov’t threatens scientists’ freedom to speak and publish; gene therapy for sensory disorders; an unusual theory of cancer; clues for an HIV vaccine

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Cancer Growth Curtailed

By Ruth Williams | April 4, 2013

Researchers develop two small molecules that slow the growth of human cancer cells.

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