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Color from Structure

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2013

Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.


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Opinion: Communication Crisis in Research

By David Rubenson | January 30, 2013

The problem threatens progress and stems from both a lack of attention to clear discourse and a scientific culture not focused on critical challenges.


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Opinion: The Successes of Women in STEM

By Karen Purcell | January 23, 2013

Women have come a long way, but roadblocks remain

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Genetic Deodorant

By Jef Akst | January 18, 2013

People carrying a certain gene variant that dictates fresh underarms are less likely to wear antiperspirant.

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It’s Elementary

By Joss Fong | January 10, 2013

Maria Konnikova says the field of psychology has something to learn from great works of fiction.


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Deaf Mice Hear Again

By Dan Cossins | January 10, 2013

A drug applied to the ears of deaf mice has prompted the regrowth of noise-damaged hair cells and resulted in slight improvements in the animals’ hearing.

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Debate Over Stem Cell Effectiveness

By Ed Yong | January 9, 2013

Reprogrammed stem cells are not attacked by the immune system, or are they?

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Lab Safety in the Spotlight

By Dan Cossins | January 4, 2013

An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.

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Breast Cancer Pioneer Dies

By Jef Akst | January 3, 2013

Elwood Jensen, whose research inspired new treatments for breast cancer, has passed away at age 92.


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Is Frog Skin a Red Herring?

By Ed Yong | January 2, 2013

Despite decades of work, compounds in frog skins have failed to yield new antibiotics. Why?


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