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Oil Additive Harming Seabirds

By Dan Cossins | February 8, 2013

Scientists have identified the sticky substance that is damaging the feathers of hundreds seabirds washed ashore in England as an additive for lubricant oils.  


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Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians

By David B. Wake | February 7, 2013

New amphibian species are being discovered at an exciting rate, yet they are also the vertebrates most at risk of extinction.


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By Megan Scudellari | February 1, 2013

Watch as the astounding wood frog uses cellular cryopreservation tricks to freeze, thaw, and live to croak about it.


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Photonic Colored Creatures

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2013

Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.

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Color from Structure

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2013

Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.


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Killer Kittens

By Jef Akst | January 31, 2013

Domestic cats kill billions of birds and mammals every year, making them a top threat to US wildlife.


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Modeling All Life?

By Ed Yong | January 28, 2013

A proposal to simulate all of Earth’s ecosystems is exposing a rift between small and big ecology.


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Cities Affect Global Weather Currents

By Edyta Zielinska | January 28, 2013

The heat emanating from large metropolitan areas may be changing weather patterns thousands of miles away.

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Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory

By Beth Marie Mole | January 7, 2013

Stomachs of flesh-eating flies carry the DNA of animals in remote rainforests.


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Fighting Microbes with Microbes

By Amy Coombs | January 1, 2013

Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?


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