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Newts' New Eyes

By | December 1, 2011

Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 

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Flow Cytometry for the Masses

By | December 1, 2011

Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.

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Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen

By | November 15, 2011

Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.

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Wildlife Biologist Goes Too Far?

By | November 2, 2011

An avid conservationist is found guilty of attempting to poison feral cats, which she claims are a threat to wild birds.

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Rhino Goes Extinct in Vietnam

By | October 26, 2011

The last rhinoceros left in Vietnam was found killed, its horn sawed off, most likely by poachers.

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Dryer Lint Reaches Oceans

By | October 24, 2011

Microscopic fibers shed by your clothes in the wash are making their way to the oceans round the world, where they could harm marine organisms.

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Opinion: The Burden of Borders

By | October 17, 2011

US border policy and fences threaten wildlife across the continent.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 17, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Endangered Species Review Expedited

By | October 3, 2011

The government is on a deadline to review the more than 700 species that researchers have petitioned to be added to the endangered species list.

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Saving Rwanda's Gorillas

By | October 1, 2011

In late June 2009, a small group of mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park began to fall ill. One by one, 11 of the dozen apes started exhibiting severe respiratory problems. 

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