A gene that keeps track of how often it’s made into a protein

Enlarge / Ribosomes sometimes ignore one of these. Noirathsi’s Eye / Flickr reader comments 18 Share this story Folks in the Baranov lab in County Cork, Ireland, were just reviewing old data they had lying around—you, know, as one does on a slow, boring afternoon—and they noticed something weird. The complexes within a cell that […]

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When wildlife conservation meets war

Enlarge Calle v H / Flickr reader comments 15 Share this story Much of the world’s conflict happens in areas rich in biodiversity, and war makes conservation a complicated issue. In 2016, a group of researchers published a paper exploring important questions about conflict and conservation: can conflict be included in planning for protected areas? […]

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How Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall

Enlarge Wikimedia Commons reader comments 16 Share this story Jane Goodall is an exceptional figure in many ways. Starting with no formal training and using controversial methods, she made astonishing breakthroughs in understanding the social behavior of chimpanzees and thus understanding ourselves. She managed to become an extremely rare species: a scientist who was also a […]

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Hearing voices? You might just be primed for it

Enlarge flickr user: David Wood reader comments 37 Share this story Hallucinations tend to be associated with psychosis, but the reality is more complicated than that. Some people who hear voices don’t suffer from other mental health problems, and the voices they hear aren’t distressing. These “non-clinical voice-hearers” provide an important opportunity to understand hallucinations […]

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