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Early freshwater life

By | May 19, 2011

Tiny fossil tracks embedded in a California rock formation that was once part of an ancient river may be evidence that freshwater ecosystems arose around 100 million years earlier than what is generally believed.

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Micro Farmers

By | May 1, 2011

Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.

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One Hip Dino

By | May 1, 2011

A closer look at some dinosaur bones accumulating dust since their 1994 discovery reveals a new, athletic sauropod species.

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Truly Phenome-nal

By | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in microbiology

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Family Affair

By | April 1, 2011

In discovering their shared ancestry, a distantly related animal geneticist and plant pathologist find a common thread in their work on immune receptors.

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Harvesting Ideas

By | April 1, 2011

Joy Ward is reaping the rewards of her studies on how plants handle global climate change—gathering academic accolades and presidential embraces along the way.

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Capsule Reviews

By | April 1, 2011

The Great Sperm Whale, Noble Cows & Hybrid Zebras, Radioactive, Science-Mart

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Kelly Benoit-Bird: Sounding the Deep

By | April 1, 2011

Associate professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University. Age: 34

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Epigenetics and Society

By | March 1, 2011

Did Erasmus Darwin foreshadow the tweaking of his grandson’s paradigm?

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Epigenetics—A Primer

By | March 1, 2011

There are many ways that epigenetic effects regulate the activation or repression of genes. Here are a few molecular tricks cells use to read off the right genetic program.

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