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The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.

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image: Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens

Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 19, 2018

The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.  

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Image of the Day: Sad Clownfish?

By The Scientist Staff | April 19, 2018

Climate change is bleaching sea anemones, and it’s stressing out the clownfish that live in them.

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Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef

By Ashley Yeager | April 18, 2018

Not only did many corals die in recent years, but some were actually killed by the hotter temperatures themselves, rather than bleaching.

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The alterations have been greater under rapidly-climbing global temperatures, suggesting key ecological relationships could be disrupted in the future.

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image: Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents

Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents

By Diana Kwon | April 13, 2018

The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.

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image: Sweet Tooth Gene Tied to Less Body Fat

Sweet Tooth Gene Tied to Less Body Fat

By Kerry Grens | April 11, 2018

A study of more than 450,000 people finds a certain genetic variant associated with eating more carbs is linked to a thicker waist and higher blood pressure, but less fat.  

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Image of the Day: Gene Expression

By The Scientist Staff | April 9, 2018

A new algorithm scrutinizes the most hard-to-read segments of the genome.

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image: Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies

Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies

By Diana Kwon | April 5, 2018

The Texas Tech University professor also investigated the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on surrounding wildlife.

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USDA Will Not Regulate CRISPR-Edited Crops

By Diana Kwon | April 2, 2018

Restrictions will remain on transgenic plants, which contain artificially inserted genes from other species.

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