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Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea
Ruth Williams | Oct 12, 2016
Viruses are responsible for the majority of archaea deaths on the deep ocean floors, scientists show.
Ocean Viruses Cataloged
Jef Akst | Sep 21, 2016
An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments.
How Plants Evolved Different Ways to Make Caffeine
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2016
Caffeine-producing plants use three different biochemical pathways and two different enzyme families to make the same molecule.
Opinion: Evidence to Support an “Eco-Friendly” Desalination Technology Lacking
Daniel Cartamil | Sep 20, 2016
Policymakers’ choice of seawater intakes highlights California’s troubling embrace of unproven technologies.
Bob Grant | Sep 7, 2016
Virus’s genome to aid in diagnoses; bees caught in crossfire of mosquito sprays; Zika spreads in Asia; US Congress revisits Zika funding
A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation
Moushumi Basu | Sep 1, 2016
An indigenous community in northeastern India is a crucial part of the effort to save these majestic forest birds from extinction.
Neonicotinoids May Harm Wild Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 16, 2016
Exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides is correlated with population declines of a large number of wild bee species, according to a field study conducted in the U.K.
Kids’ Sudden Cardiac Deaths Explained by Heritable Mutations in a Single Gene
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2016
Examining the tragedies of several families who each lost multiple children, two teams of researchers reveal a previously unappreciated role for a mitochondrial enzyme.
The Badger-Cow TB Connection
Bob Grant | Aug 5, 2016
Researchers in the U.K. report that badgers may be passing tuberculosis to farm animals not through direct contact, as was previously suspected, but through exposure to urine and feces.
Increasing Seal Pup Numbers Influence Feral-Horse Feeding Habits
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2016
Researchers reveal how seals affect vegetation patterns and influence the movement of feral horse populations on Sable Island in Canada.