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Tippling Chimps Caught in the Act

By Bob Grant | June 10, 2015

Researchers in Africa observe chimpanzees stealing palm wine from villagers’ cups and imbibing the beverage.

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What’s Old Is New Again

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2015

Revolutionary new methods for extracting, purifying, and sequencing ever-more-ancient DNA have opened an unprecedented window into the history of life on Earth.

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Oldest Stone Tools Discovered

By Bob Grant | May 26, 2015

Researchers unearth 3.3 million-year-old stone flakes in Kenya, forcing a reimagining of the emergence of such technologies in the ancestors of humans.

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Dino Snouts from Chicken Beaks

By Bob Grant | May 13, 2015

Researchers tweak gene expression in chicken embryos that may have been crucial to the evolutionary transition from dinosaur noses to bird bills.

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Viral Protector

By Jef Akst | April 21, 2015

A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

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2015 Top 10 Innovations

By The Scientist | April 13, 2015

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2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!

By The Scientist | April 13, 2015

Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.

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Contributors

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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From Many, One

By Elena E. Giorgi | April 1, 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?

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Short, Strong Signals

By Ruth Williams | March 25, 2015

Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.

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