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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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Trouble for Darwin’s Frogs

By Abby Olena | November 21, 2013

Chytrid fungus has likely driven the decline of two South American frog species named for Charles Darwin.


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Genome Digest

By Abby Olena | November 18, 2013

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


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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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EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries

By Bob Grant | October 25, 2013

The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.


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Ancient Bee Die Out

By Abby Olena | October 24, 2013

Researchers show that one group of bees likely suffered a mass extinction about 65 million years ago.

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Influential Ecologist Dies

By Kate Yandell | September 24, 2013

Ruth Patrick, who pioneered freshwater pollution monitoring, has passed away at age 105.

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Dolphins by Name

By Sabrina Richards | July 23, 2013

Bottlenose dolphins can recognize and respond to their own “signature whistles,” strengthening the evidence that these whistles function like names.


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