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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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Australia Loses Science Minister

By Kerry Grens | September 18, 2013

For the first time since 1931, the incoming Prime Minister of Australia did not appoint a science chief.


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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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Research Behind Bars

By Dan Cossins | July 1, 2013

Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni advances forest conservation and science advocacy by enlisting the help of prisoners.


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Science on Lockdown

By Dan Cossins | July 1, 2013

A forest ecologist comes down from the canopy to bring science to the masses, forming a series of improbable collaborations with prisoners.


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Sea Bugs

By Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | July 1, 2013

Ocean viruses can impact marine ecosystems in several ways.


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An Ocean of Viruses

By Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | July 1, 2013

Viruses abound in the world’s oceans, yet researchers are only beginning to understand how they affect life and chemistry from the water’s surface to the sea floor.


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Bird Bullies

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2013

Regular supplies of food for scavenger birds in Spain may not be the most effective conservation strategy, as smaller birds are bullied away.

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Mary O’Connor: Warming Up

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2013

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia. Age: 34

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Salamander Evolution

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Yale University evolutionary biologist Steven Brady studies the evolutionary impacts of roads on the amphibians.


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