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Culturing Science

Culturing Science

Biology as relevant to us earthly beings

Don't Talk About Your New Year's Resolutions

This statue at Notre-Dame de la Garde says "shush!" As I read the funny pages this morning in the paper, I noticed a running joke: no one keeps their New Year's resolutions.

December 30, 2012 — Hannah Waters

A Natural History of Mistletoe

Mistletoe is frequently spotted hanging above lovers' heads in terrible holiday specials--but only during one month of the year. That makes it easy to forget that more than 1,300 species hang in forests year-round, parasitizing thousands of tree species around the world.

December 21, 2012 — Hannah Waters

Cigarette Butts in Nests Deter Bird Parasites

The sight of cigarette butts delicately woven into birds' nests sparks an array of reactions, from relief that birds are adapting to urban environments to disgust at the display of human disregard for wildlife.

December 4, 2012 — Hannah Waters

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Decoding the Brain

Decoding the Brain

Consciousness. Cognition. Behavior.