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Speaking of Science

By | July 1, 2011

July 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Color by Number Fossils

By | June 30, 2011

Researchers map pigments in early bird fossils using preserved metallic residues.

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Last Day for Salary Survey

By | June 26, 2011

Today is your last chance to participate in our 2011 survey of life science salaries.

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Speaking of Science

By | June 24, 2011

June 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Warm-Blooded Dinos?

By | June 24, 2011

Evidence that large dinosaurs had body temperatures similar to modern-day mammals suggests they were either endothermic or extremely good at conserving body heat.

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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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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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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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Behavior brief

By | June 23, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.

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