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“Extinct” Toad Rediscovered
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 21, 2012
A yellow-bellied dwarf toad, last sighted in 1876, is rediscovered in Sri Lanka.
West Coast Marine Threat
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 18, 2012
Rising ocean acidity along the California coast may wreak havoc in the region’s oyster populations.
The Ecology of Fear
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 15, 2012
Grasshoppers in fear of predation die with less nitrogen in their bodies than unstressed grasshoppers, which can affect soil ecology.
A Greener Arctic
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 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.
Jef Akst | Jun 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.
The DSM-5 Alcohol Debate
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 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.
Fish Transport Fukushima Radiation
Megan Scudellari | May 28, 2012
Radioactive particles from the Fukushima nuclear disaster provide an unexpected way to track migratory marine species.
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.
DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers
Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012
A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.
Wet Weather Stymies Insects
Edyta Zielinska | May 21, 2012
The rainiest April in 100 years is keeping many insects from flourishing in the United Kingdom.