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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.

May 14, 2014

 

A pink flower stands out against an out-of-focus background.

Research Finds Much Variation In How We Perceive Smells

When it comes to our sense of smell, genetics seems to matter an awful lot.

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.

November 5, 2013

 

A set of four crocheted brains

Genetic Error and the Big Brain Theory

Scientists believe human brain development is the result of genetic mutations that occurred millions of years ago.

April 25, 2013

 

Colorado mountains

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

Many indigenous people live in areas of low oxygen concentration with few adverse effects. The big question is, how do they survive?

February 25, 2013

 

person's profile with mouth open eating a cow

The FDA Is Restricting Antibiotic Use In Livestock

The trouble is, when antibiotics are used in small amounts over long periods of time, drug resistant super bugs can develop.

December 28, 2012

 

bison eating in a field of grass

How Did Animals Survive The Ice Age?

How did animals respond to the ice age? Ancient bison preserved in the Canadian arctic have given scientists a clue.

December 17, 2012

 

chimp side view of face

Why Humans (Not Chimps) Get Cancer

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

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