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Why One Cream Cake Leads to Another

By Ruth Williams | August 15, 2013

Continuously eating fatty foods perturbs communication between the gut and brain, which in turn perpetuates a bad diet.

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Cancer-Causing Herbal Remedies

By Ruth Williams | August 7, 2013

A potent carcinogen lurks within certain traditional Chinese medicines.

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Q&A: NIH Brokers HeLa Genome Deal

By Bob Grant | August 7, 2013

Officials at the government agency hammer out an agreement with the Lacks family to provide restricted access to genomes of their relative’s unwittingly donated cells.

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STW: In the Field

By Dan Cossins | August 1, 2013

Scientist to Watch Josh Snodgrass has traveled the world, from Siberia to South America, to study how the physiology of indigenous peoples shifts with changing lifestyles.

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Book Excerpt from Cosmic Apprentice

By Dorion Sagan | August 1, 2013

In Chapter 9, “Life Gave Earth the Blues,” author Dorion Sagan addresses the planet’s exuberant color palette, evoking the contribution of industrious microbes.

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Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2013

Crescent, An Empty Land of Plenty, Prophet of Bones, and Equilateral

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Intelligent Life: The Search Continues

By Dorion Sagan | August 1, 2013

Humans continue to scan the cosmos for a familiar brand of intelligence while ignoring a deeper form that pulses here at home.

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Josh Snodgrass: An Adaptive Mind

By Dan Cossins | August 1, 2013

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon. Age: 41

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2013

August 2013's selection of notable quotes

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The Eye of the Finch

By Andrew Dobson | August 1, 2013

Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.

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