long-term studies
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Catherine Offord | Apr 20, 2018
The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.
Feeling Around in the Dark
Feeling Around in the Dark
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
Scientists work to unlock the genetic secrets of a population of fruit flies kept in total darkness for more than six decades.
Similar Data, Different Conclusions
Similar Data, Different Conclusions
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 23, 2016
By tweaking certain conditions of a long-running experiment on E. coli, scientists found that some bacteria could be prompted to express a mutant phenotype sooner, without the “generation of new genetic information.” The resulting debate—whether the data support evolutionary theory—is more about semantics than science.
Ever Evolving <em>E. coli</em>
Ever Evolving E. coli
Abby Olena | Nov 17, 2013
Scientists show that bacteria continue to become more fit, even over tens of thousands of generations.
Framingham Heart Study Gutted
Framingham Heart Study Gutted
Chris Palmer | Aug 26, 2013
The iconic Framingham Heart Study, the longest-running cardiovascular study in the country, has been hit with a $4 million budget cut.
Meet the Marmots
Meet the Marmots
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2013
UCLA ecologist Dan Blumstein tracks a fluctuating population of the alpine rodents in Colorado that has been studied for more than 40 years.
The Long View
The Long View
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2013
In the era of Big Data, research projects that focus on phenomena that unfold across decades have distinct benefits—and some drawbacks.