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Environmental Visionary Dies

By | September 26, 2011

Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.


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Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty

By | September 26, 2011

Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.


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Behavior Brief

By | September 21, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Top 7 in Ecology

By | September 8, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000


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Opinion: The Invasive Ideology

By | September 7, 2011

Biologists and conservationists are too eager to demonize non-native species.


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Opinion: Sustainable Drug Monitoring

By | August 31, 2011

Pharmacovigilance must keep pace with global distribution of drugs in resource-limited settings.


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Bird Braves Irene

By | August 29, 2011

A shorebird flies into the teeth of the massive hurricane that hit the US East Coast…and lives to tell about it.


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Bug Fest 2011

By | August 25, 2011

Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.


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Beetle Mania

By | August 25, 2011

Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.


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Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes

By | August 24, 2011

Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which fail to transmit the dengue virus, spread through the population when released in the wild.


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