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Hoatzin of Peru

The Hoatzin of Peru (Ophisthocomus hoazin) by Bill Bouton via Wikimedia Commons

December 15, 2014

Whole-Genome Analysis Rewrites History of the Birds

Massive comparison runs on Duke samples, leadership

By Karl Leif Bates

rhinoceros hornbill

International Team Maps "Big Bang" of Bird Evolution

Genes reveal deep histories of bird origins, feathers, flight and song

The "Big Bang" of Bird Evolution (Part 2)

A few highlights of the findings; a look at what's next

WNV vaccine

Duke Labs Pursuing Powdered Nasal Vaccine Against West Nile

Two doses over 14 days could slow an outbreak

Physics on a Shoestring Budget

Building a neutrino detector with scraps and ingenuity

Baby Macaque on Cayo Santiago

Inside the Monkey Brain

Watching primates make social decisions in the lab and in the field

Cathrine Hoyo

Environmental Influences on Health, Starting Before Birth

Emerging field of "epigenetics" studies the signals that tell DNA to work

DukeEngage in Madagascar

DukeEngage in Madagascar

Pioneering pair of students count fish and cows

Rabary Desire

Saving Madagascar, One parcel at a time

Duke-supported private reserve is one man's lifeboat of biodiversity

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Western Wildfire: Hotter, Faster, More Frequent

Despite ‘Truly Terrifying’ Stats, Researchers Believe Future Risks Can be Reduced

Shannon Switzer

How to Tag a Shark (and keep all your fingers)

Memorable field trip caps student's Miami experience

Flame Retardants Make Dust Bunnies Dangerous

Chemicals in dust are as concentrated as in sewage sludge.

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Flame Retardants' Effects on Health

This list shows how flame retardants affect humans and animals.

Undergrad Researchers Put Their Names on History

Summer projects led to co-authorship of two Science papers

Skull of Sediba MH1

Maybe Lucy Wasn't Your Mom

Paleo-anthropologist finds himself in a three million year old argument

Darryl Smith

Feel My Pain

Improving care for people with sickle cell disease in the emergency department

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