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Evolution, Tout de Suite

By Richard P. Grant | October 1, 2011

Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.

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Beyond Nature vs. Nurture

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.

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Marauding Moths

By Jessica P. Johnson | October 1, 2011

Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.

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Beetles Stay True to Their Colors

By Cristina Luiggi | September 30, 2011

Fifteen to 47-million-year-old fossil beetles have retained their structural colors almost intact.

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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By Edyta Zielinska | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.

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Behavior Brief

By Rachel Nuwer | September 21, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Mammoth Blood in the ER?

By Rachel Nuwer | September 19, 2011

A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.

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Ancient Croc Found

By Jef Akst | September 16, 2011

Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.

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Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers

By Cristina Luiggi | September 15, 2011

Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.

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Early Bird Plumage

By Cristina Luiggi | September 15, 2011

After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.

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