Australia, ecology
An Ocean of Viruses
An Ocean of Viruses
Joshua S. Weitz and Steven W. Wilhelm | Jul 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.
Salamander Evolution
Salamander Evolution
Dan Cossins | Jun 1, 2013
Yale University evolutionary biologist Steven Brady studies the evolutionary impacts of roads on the amphibians.
Mary O’Connor: Warming Up
Mary O’Connor: Warming Up
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia. Age: 34
Bird Bullies
Bird Bullies
Jef Akst | Jun 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.
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
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.
Ladybird Bioterrorists
Ladybird Bioterrorists
Ruth Williams | May 16, 2013
The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.
Plants Communicate with Help of Fungi
Plants Communicate with Help of Fungi
Dan Cossins | May 14, 2013
Symbiotic fungi on the roots of bean plants can act as an underground signaling network, transmitting early warnings of impending aphid attacks.
 
Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet
Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet
Dan Cossins | May 9, 2013
The decline of a population of Arctic foxes isolated on a small Russian island may be due to mercury pollution from their diet of seabirds and seals.
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 24, 2013
Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Bob Grant | Apr 8, 2013
Scientists are stumped as to why hundreds of starved pups have been washing up on the California shore.