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Loss of Microtubule Regulator Blocks Sperm Maturation

By Sabrina Richards | May 24, 2012

New research suggests that controlling cytoskeletal dynamics in sperm accessory cells may help regulate male fertility.


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DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers

By Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012

A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.


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Wet Weather Stymies Insects

By Edyta Zielinska | May 21, 2012

The rainiest April in 100 years is keeping many insects from flourishing in the United Kingdom.

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How Prawns Lure Prey

By Sabrina Richards | May 15, 2012

Orange-loving Trinidad guppies are curiously attracted to orange spots on prawn pincers, which may make it easier for the predators to snatch them up.

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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | May 15, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?

By Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | May 14, 2012

Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.


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Ocean Plastic Aid Insects

By Cristina Luiggi | May 10, 2012

Floating pools of plastic debris in the Pacific offer more surfaces for marine insects to lay eggs.


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It’s Raining Mice

By Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012

A new brown tree snake control strategy takes to the skies as scientists scatter toxic rodents over Guam’s forest canopy.


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Pigeon GPS Identified

By Megan Scudellari | April 26, 2012

A population of neurons in pigeon brains encodes direction, intensity, and polarity of the Earth’s magnetic field.


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Melting Ice Releases Ancient Microbes

By Megan Scudellari | April 19, 2012

Living cells escaping from Antarctic glaciers could speed global warming and affect marine life.


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