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Controversial Fossil Claim Finds New Scientific Support

| Posted 10.20.2012 | Science

By Kate Wong RALEIGH—Twenty years ago, paleontologist Mary Schweitzer made an astonishing discovery. Peering through a microscope at a slice of din...

Sociobacteriology: Small Cells Talking And Listening -- And How It May Affect You If You Go Under the Knife

James A. Shapiro | Posted 12.16.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

In the early 1980s, I was fortunate to observe that lab strain E. coli colonies are organized structures displaying spatially differentiated expression of their genomes. Each colony was a flower. This observation immediately told me that the bacteria grew as interactive populations capable of coordinating their activities.

WOW: Video Shows Bug's Intricate Insides

Posted 05.02.2012 | Science

Squash a bug, and what do see? Lots of squishy goop. But that’s misleading--there’s a lot of fascinating anatomy inside intact insects, as you can...