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True Colors

By Nina G. Jablonski | October 1, 2012

The biological and social ramifications of skin pigmentation are too often ignored by scientists, teachers, and the general public.


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Evolving Dependence

By Ruth Williams | September 27, 2012

Scientists unravel the confusing molecular biology behind a fruit fly’s reliance on a single type of cactus.

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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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A Funding Reboot

By Beth Marie Mole | September 5, 2012

Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.


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Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation

By Edyta Zielinska | September 4, 2012

Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.


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Capsule Reviews

By Annie Gottlieb | September 1, 2012

Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina


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Down and Dirty

By Amy Coombs | September 1, 2012

Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."


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Good Vibrations

By Cristina Luiggi | September 1, 2012

Researchers are learning how species from across the animal kingdom use seismic signals to mate, hunt, solve territorial disputes, and much more.

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From Plants and Fungi to Clouds

By Cristina Luiggi | August 31, 2012

Salt compounds produced by plant and fungus species help form organic aerosols that form clouds and produce rain.


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Stalking Sharks

By Jef Akst | August 30, 2012

Researchers monitor the movement of the Pacific’s largest predators and share the information with the world in real time.


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