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Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet

By Dan Cossins | May 9, 2013

The decline of a population of Arctic foxes isolated on a small Russian island may be due to mercury pollution from their diet of seabirds and seals.

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Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?

By Edyta Zielinska | April 24, 2013

Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.

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Italy Animal Lab Trashed

By Jef Akst | April 24, 2013

Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.

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Female Anthropologists Harassed

By Jef Akst | April 15, 2013

A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.

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Review: Errors of the Human Body

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2013

This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.

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Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues

By Bob Grant | April 8, 2013

Scientists are stumped as to why hundreds of starved pups have been washing up on the California shore.

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Review: Gossamer Gallants

By Marlene Zuk | April 5, 2013

The insect-inspired dance by choreographer Paul Taylor strikes the perfect balance between six-legged realism and artistic fancy.

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Atoms and Arias

By Kate Yandell | March 22, 2013

A Portuguese professor explores the poisons and potions of opera.

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Snobby Scientists

By Edyta Zielinska | March 21, 2013

Does the preference of many scientists to only hear talks from successful institutions limit the reach of innovation?

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Bridges for UK Water Voles

By Dan Cossins | March 20, 2013

Newly constructed ramps will expand the habitat available to a colony of water voles in London, and similar ramps elsewhere could encourage isolated populations to mix.   

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