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April 26, 2016

 

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What Dads Eat May Affect Their Offspring

Diet can change the DNA of males, who then pass on certain traits to their offspring.

October 20, 2015

 

archaeological site in Atapuerca, Spain

Oldest Neanderthal DNA Ever Found

New DNA tests date Neanderthal skeleton at 150,000 years old.

July 28, 2015

 

illustration of Macrauchenia

Macrauchenia   

Riddle: I've got the body of a humpless camel, the feet of a rhinoceros, and a snorkel‑like nose half as long as an elephant. What am I?

July 17, 2015

 

old turtle

Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

June 18, 2015

 

brain

Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.

April 8, 2015

 

acne-riddled skin covered up with makeup

Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

March 23, 2015

 

muscle man flexes forearm

Conan the Bacterium

Even global nuclear war couldn't wipe out this powerful strain of bacteria!

March 11, 2015

 

sagebrush plant

Plants Listen to the Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

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.

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