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Insecticides Harm Birds Indirectly
Tracy Vence | Jul 10, 2014
The effects of neonicotinoid use on insect populations appear to be rippling through the food chain, scientists show.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 2, 2014
Genetic analysis splits one species into 126.
Imaging Intercourse, 1493
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jul 1, 2014
For centuries, scientists have been trying to understand the mechanics of human intercourse. MRI technology made it possible for them to get an inside view.
Tracy Vence | Jul 1, 2014
The disproportionately endowed carabid beetle reveals that the size of female—and not just male—genitalia influences insemination success.
Emperor Penguins on Thin Ice
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 30, 2014
A new model suggests emperor penguin populations could decline by 19 percent by 2100.
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Tracy Vence | Jun 30, 2014
Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.
Faces for Fighting?
Jef Akst | Jun 10, 2014
Scientists propose that hominin facial bones evolved for protection against the powerful blows of combat.
Combating Asian Carp
Jef Akst | Jun 5, 2014
A new plan to protect the Great Lakes from the invasive species is set in motion.
Hannes Dempewolf, Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez, Colin K. Khoury | Jun 1, 2014
As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 22, 2014
Mice in nature appear to enjoy running on wheels, helping to settle the question whether the behavior is a just a neurotic response in lab mice.