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Rapid Evolution in Real Time

By Sandhya Sekar | October 23, 2014

On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.

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Ancient Sex

By Sandhya Sekar | October 19, 2014

Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.

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New Genes = New Archaea?

By Molly Sharlach | October 15, 2014

Genes acquired from bacteria contributed to the origins of archaeal lineages, a large-scale phylogenetic analysis suggests.

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Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat

By Kate Yandell | October 2, 2014

Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.

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Chimp Culture Caught on Camera

By Bob Grant | October 1, 2014

Researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools, lending support to the idea that humans aren’t the only primates to engage in social learning.

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All Eyes On Stem Cells

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

See the striking images behind the quest to develop stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders.

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Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection

By Emily Monosson | October 1, 2014

In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.

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Eyes on the Prize

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

A handful of stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders are showing promise in early-stage trials, and still more are in development. But there’s a long road to travel before patients see real benefit.  

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Predator Demoted

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2014

Extinct, giant arthropods, long assumed to be top predators of ancient seas, didn’t have sharp enough eyesight to be refined hunters.

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Sleep Tight

By Emily Monosson | October 1, 2014

Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.

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