Life

  1. Genetics

    A DNA Clue to Reading Troubles

    Scientists have identified a gene involved in a learning disorder called dyslexia.

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  2. Animals

    Delivering a little snake venom

    Poisonous snakes may control the amount of venom that they inject.

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  3. Genetics

    Baby swaps, crime scenes, and DNA testing

    By looking at animal DNA, investigators are solving crimes and conservationists are helping save endangered species.

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  4. Animals

    Like mother, like daughter

    Scientists have for the first time created a horse by cloning.

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  5. Brain

    Seniors Who Care Live Longer

    Older people who took care of others lived longer than those who were less helpful.

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  6. Plants

    New gene fights potato blight

    Adding a gene from a wild potato to the varieties we eat could stop a devastating potato disease.

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  7. Animals

    City birds hit the high notes

    Some songbirds battle traffic noise by singing at a higher pitch.

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  8. Plants

    City trees beat country trees

    Cottonwood trees grow better in New York City than in rural places around the state.

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  9. Animals

    Navigating by the light of the moon

    A dung beetle is the first animal found to navigate by detecting a property of moonlight.

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  10. Tech

    Cell phones and possible health hazards

    Radiation from some cell phones appears to kill brain cells in rats.

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  11. Animals

    Ant invasions change the rules

    Ant invaders may wreck the rules by which entire communities of their peers work.

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  12. Animals

    Booby brothers and bullies

    Baby brown boobies can be pretty rough and tough in the nest.

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