The Earth's Changing Seas

Marine pathogens flourish in oceans that are warmer and more acidic.

First Photo of Intact Giant Squid, 1874

Moses Harvey’s photograph brought the mysterious creature out of legend.

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The animals, some of which were cloned from the same tissue as Dolly, appeared as healthy as non-cloned sheep, a study suggests.

Stiff competition under the current biomedical publishing model prevents important work from reaching a wider community in a timely manner. 

The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.

Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find. 

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Researchers in Brazil ponder whether virus alone causes birth defects; Colombia declares epidemic over; first Zika-related microcephaly case reported in Europe

Scientists have found the first evidence of these organisms on ancient “hygiene sticks.”

More than 1.5 million childbearing women could be at risk of infection; pregnancy delays may be insufficient to prevent infection-related birth abnormalities; second study shows low risk of international spread due to Olympics; CDC updates prevention recommendations

The partnering of an alga and a fungus to make lichen may be only two-thirds of the equation.

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July 2016

Issue Cover: Marine Maladies

Understanding interactions between the immune system and stem cells could pave the way for successful stem cell–based regenerative therapies.

Insulin resistance and high levels of insulin and lipids all precede the development of metabolic dysfunction. Which metabolic factor is to blame?

In the planet’s warming and acidifying oceans, species from corals to lobsters and fish are succumbing to pathogenic infection.

Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

See footage from the expedition that discovered a coral reef hiding beneath the massive muddy plume at the mouth of the Amazon River.

Bathyarchaeota undergo acetogenesis, generating organic carbon below the seafloor.

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