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Object Recognition Requires Stability

By Chris Palmer | July 3, 2013

Neuroscientists’ discover a difference in the way the visual system processes simple and complex objects.


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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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Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps

By Bob Grant | May 23, 2013

Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.


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Ladybird Bioterrorists

By Ruth Williams | May 16, 2013

The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.


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