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Trumping Science: Part II

By Bob Grant | December 6, 2016

As Inauguration Day nears, scientists and science advocates are voicing their unease with the Trump Administration’s potential effects on research.


Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.


Spruce and pine and have relied on similar genetic toolkits for climate adaptation despite millions of years of evolution.


A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.


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The Topography of Teeth

By Bob Grant | November 29, 2016

Intricate, digital maps of animals’ teeth, created using the same geographical tools used by mapmakers, may help researchers determine the diets of extinct species.


image: Evolution May Have Deleted Neanderthal DNA

Evolution May Have Deleted Neanderthal DNA

By Joshua A. Krisch | November 9, 2016

Natural selection may be behind the dearth of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans.

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image: Ebola Evolved to Become More Infectious

Ebola Evolved to Become More Infectious

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 7, 2016

A mutation that appeared early in the 2014 outbreak made the virus more infectious in humans, scientists show.


image: Protein Folding Pioneer Dies

Protein Folding Pioneer Dies

By Kerry Grens | October 28, 2016

Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.


image: Week in Review: October 17–21

Week in Review: October 17–21

By Jef Akst | October 21, 2016

Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds


image: Single-Celled Life Primed to Go Multicellular

Single-Celled Life Primed to Go Multicellular

By Bob Grant | October 17, 2016

The unicellular ancestor of animals may have harbored some of the molecular tools that its many-celled descendants use to coordinate and direct cell differentiation and function, scientists show.


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