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December 11, 2014

 

German barricade in Copenhagen

Adapting to Starvation

Starvation can have devastating effects that unfold over multiple generations as a process of adaptation.

October 10, 2014

 

iron dumbbells

The Battle Over Iron

Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.

June 13, 2014

 

A microscopic worm sits next to a microscopic egg.

Run For Your Lives, Roundworms!

Roundworms don't actually need to mate to reproduce. When they do mate, though, the consequences can be deadly.

June 5, 2014

 

A computer-generated representation of an individual's DNA

How Closely Related Are We?

We humans tend to focus on the differences between us, even in spite of abundant similarities.

April 16, 2014

 

A coffee mug filled with roasted coffee beans

Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.

February 13, 2014

 

A baboon sits in a tree

For Baboons, Second Best Isn’t Always So Bad

When losing is winning in the complicated social world of baboons.

December 11, 2013

 

a photo of different varieties of cacao beans

The Genetics of Chocolate

Chocolate production is both an art and a science. Researchers hope to alter chocolate genes to produce sweeter rewards.

October 11, 2013

 

service dog posing for the camera

How Did Dogs Become “Man’s Best Friend?”

We've all heard the phrase "dog is man's best friend." But how did dogs get to be so friendly with humans?

August 30, 2013

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park May Hold Answers To Evolution

The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.

June 3, 2013

 

sandpiper on the beach

To Stay Up Late, Take Some Tips From The Male Sandpiper

When it comes to "make it or break it" moments, the male sandpiper is a whiz at wakefulness.

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