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Wind and currents determine where debris from the Japanese catastrophe has floated.

Fate of the Crocker Land Expedition

One hundred years ago, the search began for a mysterious Arctic territory.

Return to Gujarat

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The Beauty of Bodysnatching

Astley Cooper (1768–1841), an English surgeon and anatomist, is remembered for his contributions to vascular surgery and other specialties.

Do Plants Have Brains?

Some biologists argue that “neurobiology” has been too narrowly defined

Passing the Smell Test

In tracIng the skunk lIneage, appearances can be deceiving, so can odors

Red Wolf's Last Stand

A pioneering effort to restore a species to the wild continues, even as floodwaters rise and scientists debate the animal’s genetic heritage.

Beyond DNA: Epigenetics

Deciphering the link between nature and nurture

Eat Dirt?

Allergies, autoimmune disease, and the hygiene hypothesis

Fate of the Caspian Sea

Threatened by pollution and climate change, the future of Earth’s largest inland body of water is in the hands of five bordering nations.

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