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Researchers Assess Setbacks After Hurricane Fiona
Some areas of Puerto Rico have been hit by flooding and high winds, but long power outages are also impeding scientists’ work.
Researchers Assess Setbacks After Hurricane Fiona
Researchers Assess Setbacks After Hurricane Fiona

Some areas of Puerto Rico have been hit by flooding and high winds, but long power outages are also impeding scientists’ work.

Some areas of Puerto Rico have been hit by flooding and high winds, but long power outages are also impeding scientists’ work.

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Lisa Winter | Jul 26, 2022
Though Greenland sharks generally live in icy waters, one was recently caught in the Caribbean.
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The Naked Eye Can Spy This Enormous Bacterium
Andy Carstens | Jun 24, 2022
At about 2 centimeters in length, Thiomargarita magnifica tests scientists’ notions of how large microbes can grow.
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Jennifer Parker | Jan 13, 2020
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Attack of the Seaweed
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 6, 2019
Sargassum is piling up on Caribbean beaches, smothering nearshore ecosystems, driving off tourists, and compelling researchers to figure out why it’s suddenly so abundant.
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Swamped by Sargassum: The New Normal for Caribbean Beaches
Kerry Grens | Jul 15, 2019
Scientists are pretty sure they know where the seaweed is coming from. Now they want to know why it’s here.
Image of the Day: Coral Firebreak
The Scientist Staff | May 17, 2018
Marine scientists slowed the spread of a disease that attacks coral by removing areas around diseased tissue.
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2018
The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.
University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane Maria
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 25, 2017
The pause on campus operations, which could last a month, is just one example of the hurricane’s devastation.
Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of Irma
The Scientist Staff | Sep 7, 2017
Scientists leave behind ongoing experiments as the Category 5 hurricane whips through the Caribbean and heads toward the U.S. mainland.
Caribbean Anoles Function as Model Organisms for Evolutionary Dynamics
Amber Dance | Jan 1, 2017
The small lizards adapted to unique niches among dozens of isles.