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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2014

Me, Myself, and Why, RedDevil 4, Neanderthal Man, and Science from Sight to Insight

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Self-Improvement Through the Ages

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

A 50,000-generation-long experiment shows that bacteria keep getting fitter.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2014

February 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Science Cartoonist Doesn’t Draw “Funny Style”

By Becca Cudmore | January 31, 2014

Sidney Harris communicates science with minimal line work.

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Review: “Green Porno”

By Ajai Raj | January 29, 2014

Isabella Rossellini explores nature’s kinky side in a one-woman show.

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New River Dolphin

By Abby Olena | January 27, 2014

DNA sequencing study reveals a new river dolphin species in South America.

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Drosophila’s New Genes

By Jef Akst | January 23, 2014

An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.

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The Shared Perfumes of Queens

By Ed Yong | January 16, 2014

Ant, bee, and wasp queens emit a similar class of pheromones that sterilize their workers, hinting at a shared ancestry for these chemicals.

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Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed

By Ajai Raj | January 16, 2014

A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound. 

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Clocks Versus Rocks

By Ed Yong | January 14, 2014

A new analysis suggests that placental mammals originated while dinosaurs were dominant, contradicting a recent high-profile study.

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