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Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella
Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella
Researchers must consider the entire ecosystem when planning conservation strategies.
Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella
Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella

Researchers must consider the entire ecosystem when planning conservation strategies.

Researchers must consider the entire ecosystem when planning conservation strategies.

gene patent, ecology, microbiology
Replication Failures Highlight Biases in Ecology and Evolution Science
Replication Failures Highlight Biases in Ecology and Evolution Science
Yao-Hua Law | Aug 1, 2018
As robust efforts fail to reproduce findings of influential zebra finch studies from the 1980s, scientists discuss ways to reduce bias in such research.
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 25, 2018
Radar data indicate that the Red Planet’s southern polar ice sheets cover a 20-kilometer-wide body of water.
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Catherine Offord | Jul 23, 2018
Lincoln Brower, an American entomologist famous for his work to conserve the monarch populations of Mexico and the US, has passed away at age 86.
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 23, 2018
Microbes were living on land as early as 3.22 billion years ago, fossilized rocks show, 500 million years earlier than previously documented.
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 19, 2018
Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2018
Phages that die during bacterial invasion help other viruses defeat the microbes’ immune responses.
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Shawna Williams | Jul 12, 2018
A study shows that by killing off seabirds on islands, rodents slash the flow of nutrients into the ocean.
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 11, 2018
Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar.
Image of the Day: Warp Speed
Image of the Day: Warp Speed
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 5, 2018
Snipefish use a recoil mechanism to feed rapidly.