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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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Oil Additive Harming Seabirds

By Dan Cossins | February 8, 2013

Scientists have identified the sticky substance that is damaging the feathers of hundreds seabirds washed ashore in England as an additive for lubricant oils.  


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Killer Kittens

By Jef Akst | January 31, 2013

Domestic cats kill billions of birds and mammals every year, making them a top threat to US wildlife.


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Cities Affect Global Weather Currents

By Edyta Zielinska | January 28, 2013

The heat emanating from large metropolitan areas may be changing weather patterns thousands of miles away.

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Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory

By Beth Marie Mole | January 7, 2013

Stomachs of flesh-eating flies carry the DNA of animals in remote rainforests.


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Old Ocean Mold

By Beth Marie Mole | December 12, 2012

Fungi in 100 million year-old seafloor sediments could possess novel antibiotics.


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Coughing Seashells

By Edyta Zielinska | November 28, 2012

A type of scallop expels water and waste through a sort of cough that could reveal clues about water quality.

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Old New Species

By Edyta Zielinska | November 20, 2012

Decades can pass between the discovery of a new animal or plant and its official debut in the scientific literature.


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No Sex Required

By Edyta Zielinska | November 19, 2012

An all-female species, distantly related to flatworms, steals all of genetic material it needs to diversify its genome.


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Agriculture-Ecology Initiative Announced

By Edyta Zielinska | September 18, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture announces a partnership of 10 study sites to help promote long-term research.


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