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Search for Life on the Red Planet

By | December 1, 2017

Growing evidence points to a once-habitable world—and recent findings suggest that life could exist on Mars today.

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Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria

By | November 27, 2017

Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.

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An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.

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Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Factory 

By | November 10, 2017

A fruit fly ovary can contain up to 20 eggs at a time. 

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Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?

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Salary Survey: By the Numbers

By | November 1, 2017

An overview of this year's results in graphical form

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By | November 1, 2017

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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The Benefits of Trepidation

By | November 1, 2017

While wiping fear from our brains may seem attractive, the emotion is an essential part of our behavioral repertoire.

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These Flies Hijack Frogs’ Love Calls

By | November 1, 2017

The phenomenon is one of the few examples of eavesdropping across the vertebrate/invertebrate barrier.

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2017 Life Science Salary Survey

By | November 1, 2017

Industry professionals make more than academic researchers, but for professors, it may not be about the money.

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