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Book Review: Bring Back the King

Title: Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction Reviewed by: Steven Spence for GotScience.org, a Science Connected publication Author: Helen Pilcher Publisher: Bloomsbury (Sigma Series) On sale: September 2016 Best for: High school and up Reviewer’s rating: 5 out of 5 Introduction Playing on both T. rex and Elvis Presley in the title and text, Helen Pilcher covers some serious, cutting-edge science in her breezily written book Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction. Readers will be introduced to DNA, cloning, the use of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly…

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Fish Fight Club Reveals Brains of Winners and Losers Animals Biology 

Fish Fight Club Reveals Brains of Winners and Losers

By Amanda Alvarez @neuroamanda The two opponents circle each other, showing off their scaly might and impressive stripes. Suddenly one darts forward, biting the other near the dorsal fin—and the fish fight is in full swing. The biting and dodging can go on for up to 20 minutes, but this is not a fight to the death. Zebrafish fight to maintain a social hierarchy, and eventually one will concede and withdraw to the bottom of the tank while the victorious opponent circles above. These winner and loser behaviors, it turns…

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