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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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image: Melting Ice Releases Ancient Microbes

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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Spotted: Emperor Penguins

By Cristina Luiggi | April 17, 2012

Satellites are used to count the number of penguins living in Antarctica.

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Spotting a Giraffe's Age

By Cristina Luiggi | April 11, 2012

A giraffe’s spots can give away its years.

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Insect Battles, Big and Small

By Megan Scudellari | April 10, 2012

Social insect soldiers not only protect the colony from insect invasions; some also secrete strong antifungal compounds to kill microscopic enemies.

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Colony Collapse from Pesticides?

By Edyta Zielinska | April 9, 2012

Yet another study demonstrates that how pesticides might be related to the collapse of wild bee colonies.

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image: Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer

Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer

By Megan Scudellari | April 4, 2012

A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.

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image: Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By Sabrina Richards | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.

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