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Sabrina Richards | Oct 23, 2012
Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?
Opinion: Controlling Invasion
Chenghai Yang | Oct 15, 2012
Remote sensing helps control an invasive giant weed that threatens ecosystems and border security.
Dan Cossins | Oct 9, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 4, 2012
A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.
Ruth Williams | Sep 27, 2012
Scientists unravel the confusing molecular biology behind a fruit fly’s reliance on a single type of cactus.
Agriculture-Ecology Initiative Announced
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 18, 2012
The US Department of Agriculture announces a partnership of 10 study sites to help promote long-term research.
A Funding Reboot
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 5, 2012
Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.
Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 4, 2012
Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.
Kartik Chandran: Chemistry Kid
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2012
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Age: 38
Down and Dirty
Amy Coombs | Sep 1, 2012
Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."