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Stem Cells 2 Go

Japan has turned regenerative medicine into a regulatory free-for-all. Patients across the world could pay the price

November 14, 2019 — David Cyranoski and Nature magazine

Seeing through the Sea

Why do all the pictures you take underwater look blandly blue-green? The answer has to do with how light travels through water. Derya Akkaynak, an oceangoing engineer, has figured out a way to recover the colorful brilliance of the deep...

November 13, 2019 — Erik Olsen

Aversion to Broccoli May Have Genetic Roots

Study subjects with a gene variant that heightened their sensitivity to bitterness tended to eat fewer vegetables than people who didn’t mind bitter flavors. Christopher Intagliata reports...

November 12, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

We Owe Our Pumpkins to Pooping Megafauna

The pumpkin’s ancestor was an incredibly bitter, tennis-ball-sized squash—but it was apparently a common snack for mastodons. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 31, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Is Death Reversible?

An experiment that partially revived slaughterhouse pig brains raises questions about the precise end point of life

October 31, 2019 — Christof Koch

Bird Egg Colors Are Influenced by Local Climate

In cold, northern climates, eggs tend to be darker and browner—heat-trapping colors that allow parents to spend a bit more time away from the nest. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

October 29, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Crabs Do a Maze

Green crabs learned to navigate a maze without making a single wrong turn—and remembered the skill weeks later. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

October 28, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Odd Bird Migrates Twice to Breed

The phainopepla migrates from southern California to the desert Southwest to breed in the spring before flying to California coastal woodlands to do so again in summer.

October 24, 2019 — Susanne Bard
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