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Biology

blue/pink DNA

Revising Life’s Instructions?

Researcher Develops New Framework Suggesting There's More to Heredity Than DNA

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Clouds

Cloudy With a Chance of Microbes

Undergraduate Student to Test Bacteria From Microorganisms at High Altitude

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Frog Decline Strikes Snakes as Well

Professor, Alumnae Discover Another Effect of Chytrid Fungal Plague

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Neurons

Adding Neuroscience? It Was a No-brainer

New Multi-college Major Debuting This Fall Finds High Demand

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A Week in the Dark Rewires Hearing

Biologists Reveal How Vision Deprivation Affects Neural Connections, Changes Hearing in Mice

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Justin Lee photographs a pygmy rattlesnake. Lee, who works in a herpetology lab at the Smithsonian is first author on a number of research papers.

Tipping the Scales

Undergrad Specializes in Reptilian Discovery

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Birdsong, Chimp Calls and Baby Talk

Maryland Researchers Connect Animal Communication to Human Language in Special Journal Issue

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Caribou in a river

Who Goes Farthest?

Research Tracks the World’s Longest Wild Animal Terrestrial Migrations and Movements

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Germs in rocket illustration

Students to Send Experiment to International Space Station

Astronauts to Test How Well Bacteria Can Grow on Different Surfaces in Microgravity

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Bee Diverse

Research Suggests Less Varied Crops, More Pollinator Dependence Threaten Food Security

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A Whiff of a Bestseller?

New Book Introduces Kids to Animal Science—Through Flatulence

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Deep Color

UMD Researcher Part of Team That Found New Visual Ability in Fishes Living in Sunless Depths

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