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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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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By Rachel Nuwer | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Behavior Brief

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Enter Your Innovations Today!

By The Scientist Staff | September 12, 2011

There's still time to submit products to The Scientist's Top 10 Innovations of 2011 contest.

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Ancient Jelly Simplifies Animal Tree?

By Sabrina Richards | September 9, 2011

A newly discovered fossil of a nearly 600-million-year-old comb jelly ancestor may call for scientists to rethink early animal evolution.

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The Mosaic Pre-Man

By Rachel Nuwer and Sabrina Richards | September 8, 2011

Newly excavated Australopithecus sediba fossils exhibit a mixture of primitive and more modern features.

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Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?

By Bob Grant | September 6, 2011

A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.

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Genetics Paper Retracted

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 2, 2011

Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.

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What Causes Alzheimer’s?

By W. Sue T. Griffin | September 1, 2011

Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.

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