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The Dirt: This Week in Nature (January 5-11)

An extremely powerful antibiotic component found in giant panda’s blood and a new study shows sparrow brains stimulated by birdsong.

Jan 11th, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (December 8-14)

Scientists look to porcupines to design a better needle and new 280-million-year-old fossil find shows some reptiles used live birth, not egg laying, as a means of reproduction.

Dec 14th, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (December 1-7)

The first real photographs of DNA, cigarette butts keep bird nests mite numbers low, and size doesn't stop blue whales from executing pirouettes while feeding.

Dec 9th, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (November 24-30)

Jellyfish go from old to young to old again, smelling oranges may make you buy more, and new mineral analysis suggests the Grand Canyon formed 70 million years ago.

Nov 30th, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (November 17-23)

Military engineers look to owls as they attempt to design quieter and sleeker aircraft, and new data suggests that non-human apes also experience "mid-life crises."

Nov 23rd, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (November 9-16)

Gene identified that's unique to humans and not shared by other primates, hot-pink angelfish are genetically engineered by scientists, and other top nature news of the week.

Nov 16th, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (November 3-9)

Avian family tree shows rate of diversification among birds has increased over the past 50 million years and an elephant in Korea mimics human speech.

Nov 9th, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (October 20-26)

Last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan is still resonating with the fishing industry there. Some 40 percent of the fish caught near the epicenter of the meltdown, Fukushima, contain more Cesium than the government can allow for human consumption.

Oct 26th, 2012 | Comments
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