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Mixed Report for Oiled Salt Marshes

By Ed Yong | June 25, 2012

Louisiana’s salt marshes are recovering from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but some areas have been irreversibly lost.


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The Gigapixel Camera

By Cristina Luiggi | June 22, 2012

A single camera unit can capture a moment in time at a mind-boggling resolution.

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“Extinct” Toad Rediscovered

By Edyta Zielinska | June 21, 2012

A yellow-bellied dwarf toad, last sighted in 1876, is rediscovered in Sri Lanka.


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West Coast Marine Threat

By Cristina Luiggi | June 18, 2012

Rising ocean acidity along the California coast may wreak havoc in the region’s oyster populations.


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The Ecology of Fear

By Edyta Zielinska | June 15, 2012

Grasshoppers in fear of predation die with less nitrogen in their bodies than unstressed grasshoppers, which can affect soil ecology.


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A Greener Arctic

By Edyta Zielinska | June 11, 2012

Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.


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Discovering Phasmids

By Jef Akst | June 9, 2012

Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand. 


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Fewer Mutations in Tumor Mitochondria

By Hayley Dunning | June 7, 2012

Contrary to existing dogma, colon cancer cell mitochondria carry fewer mutations than mitochondria of normal body cells.

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Hacking the Genome

By Karen Hopkin | June 1, 2012

In pondering genome structure and function, evolutionary geneticist Laurence Hurst has arrived at some unanticipated conclusions about how natural selection has molded our DNA.


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Fish Transport Fukushima Radiation

By Megan Scudellari | May 28, 2012

Radioactive particles from the Fukushima nuclear disaster provide an unexpected way to track migratory marine species.


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