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The Science of Swine
Pigs not only inspire scientists via delicious, brain-sustaining pork products. See the latest pig-influenced developments in medicine and tech, from diabetes treatments to pig-urine-flavored cigarettes
Using Nanotech to Shut Down Troublesome Genes
MIT scientists say they've found a new way to silence disease-causing genes in specific tissues using RNA interference
Bacteria to the Rescue
See how scientists are learning from the most common form of life on Earth to fight cancer, produce ethanol and maybe even grow crops on the moon
The amazing lizard uses its hairy toes to defy gravity and its dynamic tail to always land on its feet if it falls. See how scientists are using the gecko's...
New Flat-Faced Fish Sighted Off Indonesia
Thought to be an anglerfish, its two forward-facing eyes are a first for the fish world
Live Upside Down, Save Energy
New research on spider species suggests that their inverted lifestyle is energy efficient
Drop the Rifle and Pick up the Bear Spray
Biologist discovers that guns aren't always the best form of protection in the wild
Nobel Prize Winner Retracts Paper
Linda B. Buck, co-winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, retracts a 2001 Nature paper, citing irreproducible results.
What the Heck is Ricin?
Investigators still don’t know why or how this poisonous compound came to be found in a Las Vegas hotel room, but we've got the beta on its deadly effects
Happy Birthday Charles Darwin
One of the world's most influential scientists would have turned 199 this week, and his work remains as volatile as ever