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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | May 15, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?

By Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | May 14, 2012

Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.

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Ocean Plastic Aid Insects

By Cristina Luiggi | May 10, 2012

Floating pools of plastic debris in the Pacific offer more surfaces for marine insects to lay eggs.

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Ginormous Genome

By Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012

Researchers find organisms with huge genomes with high mutation rates, overturning a common expectation in evolutionary biology.

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It’s Raining Mice

By Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012

A new brown tree snake control strategy takes to the skies as scientists scatter toxic rodents over Guam’s forest canopy.

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Pigeon GPS Identified

By Megan Scudellari | April 26, 2012

A population of neurons in pigeon brains encodes direction, intensity, and polarity of the Earth’s magnetic field.

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Melting Ice Releases Ancient Microbes

By Megan Scudellari | April 19, 2012

Living cells escaping from Antarctic glaciers could speed global warming and affect marine life.

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Spotted: Emperor Penguins

By Cristina Luiggi | April 17, 2012

Satellites are used to count the number of penguins living in Antarctica.

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Spotting a Giraffe's Age

By Cristina Luiggi | April 11, 2012

A giraffe’s spots can give away its years.

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Insect Battles, Big and Small

By Megan Scudellari | April 10, 2012

Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.

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