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Chemistry bloggers are at the centre of increasingly influential online communities, helping researchers to connect and interact, and giving the rest …

Rapid changes in the gut microbiome during human evolution

Author contributions: A.H.M. and H.O. designed research; A.H.M. and Y.L. performed research; Y.L., E.M.N., S.A.-M., E.V.L., A.E.P., M.P., B.H.H., and …

Occupation of bare habitats, an evolutionary precursor to soil specialization in plants

N. Ivalú Cacho and Sharon Y. Strauss<p>PNAS October 21, 2014. 111 (42) 15132-15137; published ahead of print September 29, 2014. …

Behavior of bats at wind turbines

Paul. M. Cryan, P. Marcos Gorresen, Cris D. Hein, Michael R. Schirmacher, Robert H. Diehl, Manuela M. Huso, David T. S. Hayman, Paul D. Fricker, …

Bloom of resident antibiotic-resistant bacteria in soil following manure fertilization

Nikolina Udikovic-Kolic, Fabienne Wichmann, Nichole A. Broderick and Jo Handelsman<p>PNAS October 21, 2014. 111 (42) 15202-15207; published ahead of …

Recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks, wildfire severity, and postfire tree regeneration in the US Northern Rockies

Brian J. Harvey, Daniel C. Donato and Monica G. Turner<p>PNAS October 21, 2014. 111 (42) 15120-15125; published ahead of print September 29, 2014. …

Sea level and global ice volumes from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene

This contribution is part of the special series of Inaugural Articles by members of the National Academy of Sciences elected in 2009.<p>Author …

Obesity accelerates epigenetic aging of human liver

Author contributions: S.H. and J.H. designed research; S.H. performed research; S.H., W.E., M.B., O.A., W.v.S., M.A., N.H., J.T.B., P.-C.T., T.D.S., …

Impact of heterogeneity and socioeconomic factors on individual behavior in decentralized sharing ecosystems

Author contributions: A.G.-M., F.E.B., L.A.N.A., J.D., and R.G. designed research; A.G.-M., L.A.N.A., J.D., and R.G. performed research; A.G.-M., …

Neuroscience

Evolution of a morphological novelty occurred before genome compaction in a lineage of extreme parasites

Author contributions: K.L.H. and D.E. designed research; K.L.H., T.Y.J., J.-F.P., R.L., T.M.M.S., and D.R. performed research; R.L. and D.E. …

Three Projects That Make LEGO Toys Into High-Tech Tools

LEGOs aren't just for kids. They're also a maker's best friend.<p>Hand a kid some LEGOs, and you’ll get anything from a sword to a starship. The same adaptability that makes the bricks amazing playthings also endears them to makers, who use the simple toys to create complex machines—at a fraction of …

Microbes in homes and on pets: Humans inoculate surfaces with own microbiomes.

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared in the</i> <i>Conversation</i><i>.</i><p>Microbial communities vary greatly between different households but are similar among members of …

Propane made with renewable method for the first time

Scientists modify E coli genes to produce gas that can power cars and heat homes<p>A gas which can power cars and heat homes has been made using a renewable process for the first time.<p>Propane, which makes up the bulk component of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), has previously only ever been produced …

Happy Accident With Garden Hose Leads To 'Really Significant' Stonehenge Discovery

Research at Stonehenge is going in circles--literally. And that's a good thing.<p>A prolonged drought has revealed that the mysterious monument's ancient stones, which currently arc in a semicircle, likely once formed a complete circle. The source of this discovery? A garden hose, used for watering …