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Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair
Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair
Tanya Lewis | Jun 27, 2016
Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   
Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory
Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory
Ruth Williams | Jun 23, 2016
Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.
 
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Bob Grant | Jun 21, 2016
Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Ruth Williams | Jun 9, 2016
Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.
Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence
Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence
Tanya Lewis | Jun 9, 2016
Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.
Gene Behind Black Peppered Moth’s Color Change Identified
Gene Behind Black Peppered Moth’s Color Change Identified
Tanya Lewis | Jun 6, 2016
A transposon underlies this classic story of evolutionary adaptation.
Generating Cardiac Precursor Cells
Generating Cardiac Precursor Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers derive cardiac precursors to form cardiac muscle, endothelial, and smooth muscle cells in mice.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2016
Beyond Biocentrism, The Sting of the Wild, The Birth of Anthropocene, and Ordinarily Well
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2016
14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more
Start Making Sense
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.