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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2014

The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds

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Is Earth Special?

By David Waltham | March 1, 2014

Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2014

March 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Review: “Please Continue”

By Tracy Vence | February 11, 2014

A play that dramatizes Stanley Milgram’s infamous social psychology experiments from the 1960s captures the personal side of human research.

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Week in Review: February 3–7

By Tracy Vence | February 7, 2014

Federal stem cell regulations vary; Salmonella exploit host immune system; microglia help maintain synaptic connections; prosthesis re-creates feeling of touch

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Immune Response Promotes Infection

By Laasya Samhita | February 6, 2014

Salmonella enterica can exploit a standard immune response in mice to promote its own growth.

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Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections

By Ed Yong | February 2, 2014

Without microglia to pluck off unwanted synapses in early life, mouse brains develop with weaker connections, leading to altered social behavior.

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Book Excerpt from Buddhist Biology

By David P. Barash | February 1, 2014

In Chapter 1, “A Science Sutra,” author David Barash describes how the ancient philosophy might form the perfect link between science and religion.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2014

Me, Myself, and Why, RedDevil 4, Neanderthal Man, and Science from Sight to Insight

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2014

February 2014's selection of notable quotes

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