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Speaking of Science

By | August 13, 2015

Clash over Climate Change

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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Mimicry Muses

By | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2015

August 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?

By | July 27, 2015

The massive mammals that roamed Earth some 30,000 years ago may have gone extinct as a result of global warming, according to an ancient-DNA study.

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A Smaller World for Bumblebees

By | July 13, 2015

Warming temperatures have shrunk the bumblebee’s geographic range in Europe and North America, a study shows.

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Lizard Swaps Mode of Deciding Its Sex

By | July 1, 2015

Sex assignment in bearded dragons can flip from one based on chromosomes to one driven by temperature, researchers report.

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1 + 1 = 1

By | July 1, 2015

Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.

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Hunting Off the Hook?

By | July 1, 2015

Historical data shed new light on the possible causes of southern sea lion decline in the Falkland Islands.

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Intelligence Gathering

By | July 1, 2015

Disease eradication in the 21st century

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