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Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans

By Jef Akst | July 19, 2011

Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.

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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | July 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly

By Edyta Zielinska | July 5, 2011

The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.

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Repainting Ancient Birds

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2011

Using synchrotron rapid scanning X-ray fluorescence to map the distribution of trace metals in avian fossils over 120 million-year-old, researchers reconstruct the pigment patterns of their feathers—revealing some of the extinct birds' long-lost colors.

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C-ing with the Lights Out

By Richard P. Grant | July 1, 2011

I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.

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Thymus Finder

By Richard P. Grant | July 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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Foresight

By Karen Hopkin | July 1, 2011

Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.

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Harmit Malik: Viral Historian

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2011

Member, Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. Age: 38

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Color by Number Fossils

By Megan Scudellari | June 30, 2011

Researchers map pigments in early bird fossils using preserved metallic residues.

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Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted

By Cristina Luiggi | June 30, 2011

United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.

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