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Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet

By Dan Cossins | May 9, 2013

The decline of a population of Arctic foxes isolated on a small Russian island may be due to mercury pollution from their diet of seabirds and seals.

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Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?

By Edyta Zielinska | April 24, 2013

Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.

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Government Revises Financial Disclosure Rules

By Edyta Zielinska | April 18, 2013

Researchers welcome a new ruling saying that financial holdings will no longer need to be published in an online database.

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Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues

By Bob Grant | April 8, 2013

Scientists are stumped as to why hundreds of starved pups have been washing up on the California shore.

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Sequester Hits Research Centers

By Edyta Zielinska | April 7, 2013

Academic research universities and cancer centers will have a large hunk of their funding cut because of the government sequester.

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Privacy and the HeLa Genome

By Kate Yandell | March 26, 2013

European scientists have taken down the HeLa genome after publishing it without the consent of Henrietta Lacks’s family.

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U.K. May Allow Mitochondrial Replacement

By Kate Yandell | March 21, 2013

The country’s fertility regulator reported that the technique has “broad support.”

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Bridges for UK Water Voles

By Dan Cossins | March 20, 2013

Newly constructed ramps will expand the habitat available to a colony of water voles in London, and similar ramps elsewhere could encourage isolated populations to mix.   

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Native Frogs Beat Invasive Toads

By Dan Cossins | March 8, 2013

Native Australian frog tadpoles outcompete the tadpoles of the invasive cane toad, suggesting the native frogs could form part of a suburban control program.

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Regulating Dangerous Research

By Kate Yandell | February 23, 2013

The US government has come out with new rules for life science research deemed risky.

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