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Negative Thinking

By | October 1, 2015

Researchers uncover the first light-controlled negative-ion channels in algae, and they are fast.


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New Epigenetic Mark Found on Metazoan DNA

By | April 30, 2015

Three studies identify roles for N6-methyladenosine in algae, worms, and flies.


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Complexities of Carbon Lowering

By | December 2, 2014

Iron fertilization might be less efficient at storing carbon in the deep ocean than previously reported.


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Caught on Camera

By | November 1, 2014

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Ancient Algae or Early Animals?

By | September 29, 2014

Tiny spherical fossils found in China appear to be multicellular organisms with differentiated tissues.


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Life in the Slow Lane

By | August 1, 2014

The speed of water flowing around coralline algae, a critical member of coral reef and coastal seaweed communities, affects their response to ocean acidification.


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Rock Snot Explained

By | May 8, 2014

An increasingly common algal growth, found in rivers the world over, is caused by changing environmental conditions, not accidental introductions.

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Bridging Two Worlds

By | April 4, 2014

Lynne Quarmby’s love of the natural world inspires her to explore beyond her cell biology lab through art.


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Patchy Plankton

By | December 1, 2013

Turbulence interacts with the stabilizing efforts of motile phytoplankton to create small-scale patches of toxic, bloom-forming organisms.

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Genome Digest

By | March 19, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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