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12 Favorite Science Stories Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.30.2014 | Science

From a comet landing to an autopsy of King Tut, the year 2014 yielded some pretty fascinating scientific discoveries and breakthroughs. Here's a l...

Rafting Monkeys Changed the World

Alan de Queiroz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Alan de Queiroz

When I bring up this case of the ocean-crossing monkeys, scientists and non-scientists alike often react with undisguised incredulity. Even people who would normally take me seriously are likely to flash a bemused smile. After all, how could monkeys possibly get across the Atlantic?

3 Awesome Things We Learned About Plants in 2013

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

A brand new cell part that flavors wine, a flower that depends on "footlong" moth tongues and a list of about 1,000 new species are the stories that topped my list of the most impressive things we learned about plants last year.

Bacteria Can 'Smell' Their Environment, Research Shows

BBC News | Jason Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists from Newcastle University in the UK have demonstrated that a bacterium commonly found in soil can sniff and react to ammonia in the air....