optimism, ecology
Diversity Defeats Disease
Diversity Defeats Disease
Ruth Williams | Feb 13, 2013
In a pond, more amphibian species mean decreased chances of disease spread.
Oil Additive Harming Seabirds
Oil Additive Harming Seabirds
Dan Cossins | Feb 8, 2013
Scientists have identified the sticky substance that is damaging the feathers of hundreds seabirds washed ashore in England as an additive for lubricant oils.
 
Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians
Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians
David B. Wake | Feb 7, 2013
New amphibian species are being discovered at an exciting rate, yet they are also the vertebrates most at risk of extinction.
Photonic Colored Creatures
Photonic Colored Creatures
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2013
Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.
Frogcicle
Frogcicle
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2013
Watch as the astounding wood frog uses cellular cryopreservation tricks to freeze, thaw, and live to croak about it.
Color from Structure
Color from Structure
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2013
Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.
Killer Kittens
Killer Kittens
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2013
Domestic cats kill billions of birds and mammals every year, making them a top threat to US wildlife.
Modeling All Life?
Modeling All Life?
Ed Yong | Jan 28, 2013
A proposal to simulate all of Earth’s ecosystems is exposing a rift between small and big ecology.
Cities Affect Global Weather Currents
Cities Affect Global Weather Currents
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 28, 2013
The heat emanating from large metropolitan areas may be changing weather patterns thousands of miles away.
Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory
Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 7, 2013
Stomachs of flesh-eating flies carry the DNA of animals in remote rainforests.