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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2016

Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees

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Feeling Around in the Dark

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

Scientists work to unlock the genetic secrets of a population of fruit flies kept in total darkness for more than six decades.

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Monkey See, Monkey Die

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?

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Silent Canopies

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2016

A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.

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What’s in a Voice?

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016

More than you think (or could make use of)

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The massive rock that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago killed off many dinosaur species, but the animals were in steady decline for millennia before the cataclysm, researchers report.

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Tracking Zika’s Evolution

By Jef Akst | April 15, 2016

Sequence analysis of 41 viral strains reveals more than a half-century of change. 

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Psychedelic Neuroimaging

By Ruth Williams | April 13, 2016

“Ego dissolution,” and other things that happen to the human brain on LSD

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Lightning-Fast Spider Bites

By Tanya Lewis | April 8, 2016

Trap-jaw spiders have the fastest, most powerful bite of any arachnid, scientists show. 

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Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis

By Kerry Grens | April 7, 2016

The immune cells—known for clearing dead cells—also chew up live progenitors in neurogenic regions of mouse brains. 

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