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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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Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer

By Megan Scudellari | April 4, 2012

A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.

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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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Best Places to Work Postdocs, 2012

By Sabrina Richards | April 2, 2012

Much has changed in the last 10 years for postdocs, who are staying in their positions longer than ever before—and coming out with more to show for it.

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The Best of Both Worlds

By Hannah Waters | April 1, 2012

Choosing to work in industry does not preclude a return to academe. But the move back takes some planning and finesse.

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Whirlpool Bistros

By Edyta Zielinska | April 1, 2012

Fish adapt to feed for months along the entire depth of massive oceanic whirlpools that are rich in nutrients and plankton.

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Pesticide Problems for Bees

By Sabrina Richards | March 30, 2012

Bees exposed to neonicotinoids, a widely-used class of pesticide, navigate poorly and produce fewer queens, suggesting a role for neonicotinoids in colony collapse.

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More Maternal Effort Means More Robust Offspring

By Sabrina Richards | March 28, 2012

House wrens forced to invest extra resources in their offspring produced bigger sons and daughters with stronger immune systems.

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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | March 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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