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Identifying Resilient Reefs

By Jef Akst | June 16, 2016

Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.

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Prominent Ecologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | June 16, 2016

Bob Paine, best known for introducing the idea of “keystone species,” has passed away at age 83.

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Fish Out of Water

By Bob Grant | June 7, 2016

A researcher documents electric eels jumping out of the water to shock potential threats, confirming a centuries-old anecdotal report of the behavior.

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Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish

By Tracy Vence | June 6, 2016

European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.

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Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung

By Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016

Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

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Population Ecologist Dies

By Jef Akst | May 18, 2016

Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.

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Genome Digest

By Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  

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In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2016

Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees

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Monkey See, Monkey Die

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?

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