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An Ocean of Viruses

By Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | July 1, 2013

Viruses abound in the world’s oceans, yet researchers are only beginning to understand how they affect life and chemistry from the water’s surface to the sea floor.

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Fungus-Fighting Genes

By Ruth Williams | June 27, 2013

Two genes from wild relatives of wheat could save domestic wheat from fungal destruction.

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Ripening Genes Pegged

By Bob Grant | June 13, 2013

Researchers identify thousands of plant genes activated by the gaseous hormone ethylene, which influences ripening, pathogen defense, growth regulation, and more.

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Bird Bullies

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2013

Regular supplies of food for scavenger birds in Spain may not be the most effective conservation strategy, as smaller birds are bullied away.

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Making Good on Research

By Beth Marie Mole | June 1, 2013

Scientists working in developing nations who engage in capacity building find it bolsters the lives of locals and their own work.

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Mary O’Connor: Warming Up

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2013

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia. Age: 34

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Salamander Evolution

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Yale University evolutionary biologist Steven Brady studies the evolutionary impacts of roads on the amphibians.

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It Takes a Village

By Beth Marie Mole | June 1, 2013

Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.

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Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps

By Bob Grant | May 23, 2013

Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.

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Ladybird Bioterrorists

By Ruth Williams | May 16, 2013

The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.

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