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Image of the Day: Landing Blows

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 18, 2018

The smashing mantis shrimp is strategic in its attack on sea snails.  

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image: Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction

Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 13, 2018

Numbers of the wildcat, greater mouse-eared bat, and black rat have critically fallen in the U.K.  

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image: Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly

Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly

By Catherine Offord | June 12, 2018

Although more evidence is needed to pin down a cause, researchers suspect that climate change is to blame.

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Researchers find that conserving marsupials on a predator-free island dampens their avoidance behaviors, which could mean trouble for their reintroduction to mainland Australia.

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image: Infographic: Gassy Genes

Infographic: Gassy Genes

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2018

Soil scientists get bacteria to report on what their neighbors are up to.

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Productivity Paradox

By Jim Daley | June 1, 2018

During the last ice age, there wasn’t much plant matter to eat on northern steppes, but herbivorous woolly mammoths were abundant. How did they survive?

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image: Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches

Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches

By Diana Kwon | June 1, 2018

Scientists are searching for signatures of mammals within the blood meals of the invertebrates.

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Nutrient-rich water helped marine organisms reinhabit Chicxulub crater relatively quickly after the mass-extinction event.

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image: Image of the Day: Water Flea

Image of the Day: Water Flea

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018

A species of water flea in northern Belgium that helps keep algae in check is growing smaller and less abundant in urbanized areas. 

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The reef has bounced back from “death events” in the past, but that doesn’t mean it will be resilient over the next few decades.

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