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Start Making Sense

By J.D. Trout | June 1, 2016

Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.

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Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.

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Genome Digest

By Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  

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Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 12, 2016

Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2016

Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees

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Feeling Around in the Dark

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

Scientists work to unlock the genetic secrets of a population of fruit flies kept in total darkness for more than six decades.

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Monkey See, Monkey Die

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?

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Silent Canopies

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2016

A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.

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What’s in a Voice?

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016

More than you think (or could make use of)

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The massive rock that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago killed off many dinosaur species, but the animals were in steady decline for millennia before the cataclysm, researchers report.

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