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Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first...

Melinda A. Yang, University of Richmond The very first human beings originally emerged in Africa before spreading across Eurasia about 60,000 years ago. After that,...

Modern tomatoes are very different from their wild ancestors – and...

Hamid Razifard, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Ana Caicedo, University of Massachusetts Amherst The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The Big...

Does a year in space make you older or younger?

Susan Bailey, Colorado State University Daily life aboard the International Space Station moves fast. Really fast. Traveling at approximately 17,000 miles per hour, 300...

Sequencing the white shark genome is cool, but for bigger insights...

Gavin Naylor, University of Florida The headlines are eye-catching: Scientists have sequenced the genome of white sharks. Or the bamboo lemur, or the golden eagle....

Can Seabiscuit’s DNA explain his elite racing ability?

Steven Tammariello, Binghamton University, State University of New York Seabiscuit was not an impressive-looking horse. He was considered quite lazy, preferring to eat and sleep...

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What hundreds of American public libraries owe to Carnegie’s disdain for...

Arlene Weismantel, Michigan State University The same ethos that turned Andrew Carnegie into one of the biggest philanthropists of all time made him a fervent...