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Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed

By Ajai Raj | January 16, 2014

A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound. 

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A Ribbeting Tale

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2014

A famous frog-hopping contest yields data that challenge previous lab estimates of how far a bullfrog can jump.

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Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage

By Alan de Queiroz | January 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “The Green Web,” author Alan de Queiroz describes the evolutionary journey taken by a South American species of sundew plant.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2014

Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains

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Evolution’s Stowaways

By Alan de Queiroz | January 1, 2014

Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.

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Fantastical Fish, circa 1719

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

A collection of colorful drawings compiled by publisher Louis Renard sheds light on eighteenth-century science.

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Renard's Menagerie

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

Some of the fantastical marine life depicted in a rare, 18th-century book

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How HIV Destroys Immune Cells

By Dan Cossins | December 19, 2013

During HIV infection, CD4 T cells in lymphoid tissues initiate a highly inflammatory form of cell death that helps cripple the immune system.  

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Dogs, Dust Microbes, and Allergies

By Ed Yong | December 16, 2013

Dust-borne bacteria from houses with dogs can prevent allergies in mice by changing their gut microbes.

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Cancer and Immune Cells Merge

By Kate Yandell | December 16, 2013

Mouse colon cancer cells can fuse with macrophages, leading to changes in tumor growth.

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