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New Suspect in Bee Colony Collapse

By Jef Akst | January 21, 2014

A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies.


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Older Trees Grow Faster

By Bob Grant | January 20, 2014

Mature trees soak up more CO2 than younger ones, a study shows, overturning a bit of botanical dogma.


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Fewer Female Snail Penises

By Tracy Vence | January 14, 2014

Researchers are now spotting fewer cases of imposex—in which female sea snails develop male sexual organs—as a result of a chemical ban instituted in 2008.


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Large Carnivores Under Siege

By Bob Grant | January 13, 2014

As populations of top predators decline in ecosystems the world over, researchers chart the widespread effects.


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Settlement Signal

By Abby Olena | January 9, 2014

A marine bacterium generates contractile structures that are essential for the metamorphosis of a tubeworm.


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Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2013

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.

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Biology's Coefficient

By Megan Scudellari | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.


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Waiting in the Wings

By Erin Weeks | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By Bob Grant | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.


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Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed

By Kerry Grens | October 29, 2013

New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.


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