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Rock Snot Explained

By Bob Grant | May 8, 2014

An increasingly common algal growth, found in rivers the world over, is caused by changing environmental conditions, not accidental introductions.

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Finch-Powered Fumigation

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 7, 2014

Darwin’s finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests and unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2014

Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

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A Wilder Europe

By Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014

An organization hopes to restore natural ecological processes by reintroducing large herbivores to the continent.

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Where the Wild Things Were

By Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014

Conservationists are reintroducing large animals to areas they once roamed, providing ecologists with the chance to assess whether such “rewilding” efforts can restore lost ecosystems.

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Something Is Killing Asian Carp

By Kerry Grens | April 29, 2014

Half a million invasive silver carp are dead in a Kentucky river, and nobody knows why.

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Evolutionarily Distinct Birds Ranked

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2014

Researchers collate a list of the 100 most rare and unique avian species facing extinction.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2014

Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2014

April 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths

By Bob Grant | March 26, 2014

New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.

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