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Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors

By The Scientist Staff | January 9, 2017

When road deicing salt enters freshwater ecosystems, prey species such as Daphnia pulex can rapidly evolve tolerance to the contaminant, buffering their local food webs from the impacts of salination.

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The small lizards adapted to unique niches among dozens of isles.

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Historical Hunts

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2017

See images from a century of fur trapping and hunting in the Amazon basin.

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Researchers use a century of trade records to uncover differences in the resilience of terrestrial and aquatic species.

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image: Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought

Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

Plants grown in dry soil produce offspring that are hardier in drought conditions, and DNA methylation appears responsible. 

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image: Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent

Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent

By Kerry Grens | December 27, 2016

Estimating only 7,100 individuals remaining, researchers urge a reclassification of the species from vulnerable to endangered.

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Spruce and pine and have relied on similar genetic toolkits for climate adaptation despite millions of years of evolution.

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image: Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures

Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2016

Researchers discover diverse communities of invertebrates inhabiting the water-filled tracks of elephants in Uganda.

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image: Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency

Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency

By Ruth Williams | November 17, 2016

Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.

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image: Blue Leaf Special

Blue Leaf Special

By Tracy Vence | October 26, 2016

Begonia plants capture extra light in the shade thanks to specialized structures in their chloroplasts.

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