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Beyond Nature vs. Nurture

By | October 1, 2011

Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.

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Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge

By | October 1, 2011

In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.

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Conserving Our Shared Heritage

By | October 1, 2011

Reversing catastrophic threats to our planet’s biodiversity is not optional: our lives depend on it.

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Biodiversity

By | October 1, 2011

Ecosystems are failing and extinction rates are soaring. Thomas E. Lovejoy and Edward O. Wilson weigh in on why cataloging existing species, discovering new ones, and maintaining a balanced and diverse global ecosystem are critical for ensuring a habitable environment for all.

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Atlas to Correct Melting Greenland

By | September 23, 2011

A correction will be made to a renowned atlas, a recent edition of which incorrectly showed Greenland lost extreme amounts of ice.

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Research Fund Used for Political Ends

By | September 19, 2011

Research money from the oil industry was used by University of Calgary academics to promote skepticism about human-caused climate change.

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Flaws in Climate Questioning Paper

By | September 6, 2011

A recent paper that fueled skepticism about the severity of climate change predicted by current models contained fundamental errors and false claims.

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Oil Spills: Research and Protests

By | September 1, 2011

Millions are pumped into research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and high-profile arrests are made amid demonstrations fighting the construction of a new pipeline.

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Amoebae Get Organized

By | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology

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Adapting to Climate Change

By | September 1, 2011

Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change. A new research project aims to help them adapt.

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