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November 20, 2012

 

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How To Find A Tasty Tomato

Scientists have found another reason why modern tomatoes have little or no taste. It's in their genes.

September 27, 2012

 

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Trading DNA Happens In Nature

Wouldn't it be great if we could trade genes with other species?

September 13, 2012

 

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Depression May Have An Evolutionary Benefit

Depression may have an evolutionary benefit. It may improve one's chances of fighting off infection.

August 9, 2012

 

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Bees Have Different Jobs According To Their Age

A team of scientists wondering if some bees might be natural risk takers decided to put that question to the test.

July 27, 2012

 

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The Long And Short Of Hair

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Let down your hair! How is the hair on your head able to grow much longer than other hair?

July 18, 2012

 

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Bird Song Genes, FoxP2, And Reelin

Scientists studying zebra finch brains have identified about 2000 vocalization genes in a brain region known as Area X.

June 13, 2012

 

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Why Does Spot Have Spots?

Have you ever wondered why some dogs have solid colored coats and some have spots? Find out why on this Moment of Science.

May 29, 2012

 

HGPS is a childhood disorder caused by mutations in one of the major architectural proteins of the cell nucleus.

What Is Progeria?

Progeria was first described in the nineteenth century. The mysterious disease is often thought of as premature aging.

April 9, 2012

 

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Tooth Decay Is A Real Problem In The U.S.

Got tooth decay? You are not alone.

April 6, 2012

 

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Attack Of The Clams

If you think the Clones on Star Wars were a threat, just wait until you hear about Asian clams.

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