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Prominent Marine Biologist Dies

By Kerry Grens | February 27, 2015

Eugenie Clark, known to many as “Shark Lady,” has passed away at age 92.


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Frog Nurseries

By Jenny Rood | February 9, 2015

Mimicking the rainforest water holes left by peccaries can help boost frog populations, a study suggests.


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Unique Frog Breeding

By Bob Grant | January 5, 2015

A newly described amphibian species engages in internal fertilizations and gives birth to tadpoles.


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Fertility Treatment Fallout

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

Mouse offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization are metabolically different from naturally conceived mice.


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New Species Galore

By Jef Akst | December 27, 2014

A look back at the latest microbes, plants, and animals to have secured a spot in science’s known tree of life in 2014

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NIH Study Canceled

By Jef Akst | December 15, 2014

The National Institutes of Health shutters its initiative to track the health of 100,000 children through adulthood.


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A Race Against Extinction

By A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | December 1, 2014

Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.


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Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain

By Ruth Williams | November 19, 2014

Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier of her developing fetus.


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Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development

By Kerry Grens | November 7, 2014

The right mix of mouse embryonic stem cells in a dish will start forming early embryonic patterns, according to two studies.


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Global Wildlife Decline

By Molly Sharlach | October 1, 2014

Vertebrate populations have fallen by half during the last 40 years, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund.


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