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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2011

Asleep, The Restless Plant, Genetics of Original Sin, Disease Maps

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The Birds and the Bees

By Tim Birkhead | March 1, 2011

A recent book exposes what Darwin got wrong about sexual behavior in birds, and what his error tells us about the evolution of scientific knowledge.

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Alternative Agriculture

By Vanessa Schipani | February 1, 2011

The debate over genetically engineered crops rages on, but other technologies offer new hope for sustainable farming.

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The Great Escape

By Richard P. Grant | February 1, 2011

  Editor's choice in microbiology  

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Do Fruit Flies Dream of Electric Bananas?

By Björn Brembs | February 1, 2011

Visualizing neuronal activity in small brains over four dimensions

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Rewards of Risk

By Megan Scudellari | February 1, 2011

Secrets to scoring big money grants for innovative, out-of-the-box research

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Death or Damage of Dopamine Neurons

By Bobby Thomas and M. Flint Beal | February 1, 2011

The hallmark pathology of Parkinson’s disease is the damage and death of dopamine producing neurons in the brain. 

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The Genes of Parkinson’s Disease

By Bobby Thomas and M. Flint Beal | February 1, 2011

The minority of Parkinson’s cases now known to have genetic origins are shedding light on the cellular mechanisms of all the rest, bringing researchers closer to a cause—and perhaps a cure.

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Book excerpt from Everyday Practice of Science

By Frederick Grinnell | February 1, 2011

In Chapter 3, “Credibility: Validating Discovery Claims,” author Frederick Grinnell details the difficulty in making discoveries that buck current scientific paradigms.

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Speaking of Science

By Not cited | February 1, 2011

February 2011's selection of notable quotes

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