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More than half of the world’s land may have passed the threshold that threatens long-term sustainable development, researchers report.

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Hot Off the Presses

By | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin

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Notable Science Quotes

By | June 1, 2016

14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more

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New Species Celebrated

By | May 24, 2016

A top-10 list compiled by a committee of taxonomists includes a new hominin species and a beetle named after a children’s book character.

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SUNY-ESF’s Top 10 New Species 2016

By | May 24, 2016

A look at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry scientists’ picks

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Population Ecologist Dies

By | May 18, 2016

Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.

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Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species

By | May 4, 2016

A new analysis of microbial data estimates that the world is home to 1 trillion species—of which only 0.001 percent have been discovered.

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Arthropods Abundant in American Homes

By | January 21, 2016

The average US household contains 62 distinct families of arthropod species, according to an entomological census.

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Tree of Life v1.0

By | September 22, 2015

Researchers map 2.3 million species in a single phylogeny. 

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TS Picks: January 19, 2014

By | January 19, 2015

Rapid loss of marine species; overestimating animal size; biosimilars and biotech deals

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