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Antennae help flies 'cruise' in gusty winds

Due to its well-studied genome and small size, the humble fruit fly has been used as a model to study hundreds of human health issues ranging from Alzheimer's to obesity. However, Michael Dickinson, Esther ...

Apr 10, 2014
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Natural history must reclaim its place

Support in developed countries for natural history—the study of the fundamental nature of organisms and how and where they live and interact with their environment—appears to be in steep decline. Yet natural history provides ...

Mar 26, 2014
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The world's most polluted cities

Paris has leapt into the headlines over an alert for dangerous atmospheric particles, yet it does not ordinarily count among the world's most polluted cities. ...

Mar 17, 2014
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Changing climate in your own backyard

When you think of climate, you probably think of it on a large scale. Global climate change may come to mind, or the climate of a large region, like Northern Europe or the desert Southwest.

Mar 10, 2014
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Researchers visualize RNA architecture

Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the US-based Stanford University's School of Medicine have successfully produced one of the first ever genome-wide views of Ribonucleic acid (RNA) shape patterns ...

Feb 04, 2014
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Bangladesh releases first GM food

Authorities in Bangladesh have released the country's first ever genetically modified crop to farmers amid criticism from environmental groups, officials said Friday.

Jan 24, 2014
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Crowdsourcing a living map of world health

What if by collecting data from mobile medical apps on cell phones around the world, we could map significant problems and see the flu coming like a giant whirling hurricane? A team of engineers, biologists ...

Jan 22, 2014
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