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Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago has hosted decades of research in cognition, primatology, immunization, and other areas.

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2017’s Science News in Review

By Kerry Grens | December 15, 2017

Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year

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How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes

By Ashley Yeager | October 6, 2017

Studies suggest not all critters fare well in extreme weather, though some thrive.

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image: University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria

University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 25, 2017

The pause on campus operations, which could last a month, is just one example of the hurricane’s devastation.

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image: Biology Labs Hit by Harvey’s Eye Face Long Road to Recovery

Biology Labs Hit by Harvey’s Eye Face Long Road to Recovery

By Shawna Williams | September 15, 2017

At the University of Texas’s Marine Science Institute, the hurricane caused more than $100 million in damage, killed hundreds of study animals, and displaced numerous researchers, but its work continues.

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After Harvey, Mosquito Control Ramps Up

By Abby Olena | September 15, 2017

With flooding still several feet high in some parts of Texas, authorities have intensified mosquito control tactics in the hopes of avoiding disease outbreaks.

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image: Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs

Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs

By Shawna Williams | September 11, 2017

At the University of Miami School of Medicine and elsewhere, personnel remain barred from campuses for safety reasons.

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image: Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma

Optimism for Key Deer After Hurricane Irma

By Kerry Grens | September 11, 2017

A refuge for the endangered species on Big Pine Key in Florida took a direct kit, but several deer have been spotted.

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image: Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma

Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma

By The Scientist Staff | September 7, 2017

Scientists leave behind ongoing experiments as the Category 5 hurricane whips through the Caribbean and heads toward the U.S. mainland.

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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands

By Michael W. Beck and Siddharth Narayan | August 31, 2017

Conservationists and the insurance industry team up to model the economic benefits of marshes during hurricanes.

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