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Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.

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Whirlpool Bistros

By | April 1, 2012

Fish adapt to feed for months along the entire depth of massive oceanic whirlpools that are rich in nutrients and plankton.

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Pesticide Problems for Bees

By | March 30, 2012

Bees exposed to neonicotinoids, a widely-used class of pesticide, navigate poorly and produce fewer queens, suggesting a role for neonicotinoids in colony collapse.

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More Maternal Effort Means More Robust Offspring

By | March 28, 2012

House wrens forced to invest extra resources in their offspring produced bigger sons and daughters with stronger immune systems.

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Behavior Brief

By | March 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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BeetleCam, Take Two

By | March 15, 2012

The BeetleCam is back! And this time, it’s lion proof. 

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Lions Up Close

By | March 15, 2012

An armored, remote controlled contraption fitted with a camera snaps dangerously close pictures of lions in Masai Mara.

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Slipping from the Top?

By | March 14, 2012

Experts and the American public worry that the country is at risk of losing its global leadership position in scientific research.

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Ozone Defender Dies

By | March 13, 2012

Nobel Laureate Sherwood Rowland, who first demonstrated that the ozone layer could be destroyed by chemical pollutants, passes away at age 84.

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Research is Tough for Dads Too

By | March 12, 2012

A new survey finds that men as well as women scientists struggle to find time for family and life outside of the lab.

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