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A New Model for Defeating Cancer: CAR T Cells

Some advanced cancers can now be successfully treated by synthetic immune cells that are more powerful and longer-lasting than any found in the body

February 23, 2017 — Avery D. Posey, Carl H. June and Bruce L. Levine

Bees Learn Soccer from Their Buddies

The insects show sophisticated learning for non-bee–related tasks, and can even improve on what they are taught

February 23, 2017 — Traci Watson and Nature

Secrets of Life in a Spoonful of Blood

The intricate development of the fetus is yielding its long-held secrets to state-of-the-art molecular technologies that can make use of the mother's blood

February 9, 2017 — Claire Ainsworth and Nature magazine

Frog Spit Behaves Like Bug-Catching Ketchup

The amphibians' saliva is what's known as a "shear-thinning fluid," like ketchup—sometimes thick, sometimes thin and flowing. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 6, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata