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A Greener Arctic

By Edyta Zielinska | June 11, 2012

Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.

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Discovering Phasmids

By Jef Akst | June 9, 2012

Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand. 

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The DSM-5 Alcohol Debate

By Cristina Luiggi | June 7, 2012

The new version of the diagnostic manual will do away with alcohol dependence and abuse categories in favor of a single “alcohol use disorder” diagnosis.

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Fish Transport Fukushima Radiation

By Megan Scudellari | May 28, 2012

Radioactive particles from the Fukushima nuclear disaster provide an unexpected way to track migratory marine species.

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Food's Afterlife

By Edyta Zielinska | May 25, 2012

Meals left to mold develop colors, mycelia, and beads of digested juices, sparking the eye of an artist, and the slight concern of a mycologist.

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DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers

By Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012

A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.

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Wet Weather Stymies Insects

By Edyta Zielinska | May 21, 2012

The rainiest April in 100 years is keeping many insects from flourishing in the United Kingdom.

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How Prawns Lure Prey

By Sabrina Richards | May 15, 2012

Orange-loving Trinidad guppies are curiously attracted to orange spots on prawn pincers, which may make it easier for the predators to snatch them up.

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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | May 15, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?

By Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | May 14, 2012

Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.

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