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April 15, 2016

 

sugar beets

Beet Parasites

Sugar beets are susceptible to wormy parasites that decrease crop yields.

March 24, 2016

 

winter wheat

Winter Wheat

Wheat survives winter's freezing temperatures, and is ready to be harvested come springtime.

March 9, 2016

 

pattern of dotted rings

Bacterial Clouds

Everyone contributes something unique to the world, at least when it comes to bacteria.

February 5, 2016

 

multiple octopuses

The Octopus’s Genes

Despite being mollusks, octopuses have a complex genome that is nearly the size of the human genome.

December 31, 2015

 

car on flatbed tow truck

Male Zeus Bugs Get a Free Ride 

The male Zeus bug hitches a ride on the female's back and feeds off her.

December 15, 2015

 

Black-Bellied Flycatcher

For Small Island Flycatchers Black Means Success

Black-bellied flycatchers are more aggressive and, therefore, more successful at staking their turf.

December 4, 2015

 

mistletoe

Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

Mistletoe lacks genes found in all other plants and animals.

November 20, 2015

 

Image of Greek warrior

Paleogenomics and the Bronze Age

Genetic analysis of ancient remains can uncover buried facts about our cultural evolution, like why we drink milk.

November 17, 2015

 

quail

Quail Losers 

Lady quails don't go for the prize fighter; they prefer less aggressive males.

June 18, 2015

 

brain

Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

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

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