Life Sciences

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Life Sciences

Chilled Proteins and 3-D Images: The Cryo-Electron Microscopy Technology that Just Won a Nobel Prize

Many people will never have heard of cryo-electron microscopy before the announcement that Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Wallacea: a Living Laboratory of Evolution

To mark Wallacea Week, a series of public lectures and exhibition on the Wallacea region of Indonesia, The Conversation... Read more

Life Sciences; Psychology

I’ve Always Wondered: Can Animals Be Left- and Right-Pawed?

This is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, a series where readers send in questions they’d like an... Read more

Biomedicine & Biochemistry; Life Sciences

Evolutionary Geneticists Spot Natural Selection Happening Now In People

Human evolution can seem like a phenomenon of the distant past which applies only to our ancestors living... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Saving Amphibians From A Deadly Fungus Means Acting Without Knowing All The Answers

The calls of frogs on warm nights in the spring are a welcome sound, telling listeners that the... Read more

Earth & Environmental Science; Life Sciences

Harvey and Irma Present Nearly Perfect Conditions for Zika-Spreading Mosquitoes

Even as the floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma begin to recede, significant but less obvious health threats... Read more

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Biomedicine & Biochemistry; Life Sciences

Can Random Bits of DNA Lead to Safe, New Antibiotics and Herbicides?

I was cutting my grass when the battery in my iPod died. Instead of enjoying the distraction of... Read more

Life Sciences

Lyme Disease Epidemic Increasing Globally Due to Climate Change and Human Activities

Lyme disease is a vector-borne illness rapidly advancing in response to human activities, particularly climate change. In the... Read more

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