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Speaking of Science
Staff | Jan 1, 2012
January 2012's selection of notable quotes
Magnetic Swimmers Cultured
Tia Ghose | Dec 22, 2011
For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.
The Evolution of Drug Resistance
Ruth Williams | Dec 18, 2011
Researchers use whole-genome sequencing to keep tabs on the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Darwin Didn't Plagiarize Wallace
Bob Grant | Dec 13, 2011
19th century shipping records defy the claim that Charles Darwin stole some of Alfred Russel Wallace's ideas to craft his theory of evolution.
Why People Lost Their Fur
Ruth Williams | Dec 12, 2011
The need for ancient humans to keep cool during the day might explain their lack of body hair but not why they walked on two feet.
Brain Evolution at a Distance
Hannah Waters | Dec 6, 2011
Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.
Top 7 in Ecology
Bob Grant | Dec 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000
Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2011
Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.
Cancer’s Escape Routes
Tia Ghose | Nov 30, 2011
Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.
Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 28, 2011
Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.