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A Funding Reboot
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 5, 2012
Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.
Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 4, 2012
Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 1, 2012
Researchers are learning how species from across the animal kingdom use seismic signals to mate, hunt, solve territorial disputes, and much more.
Down and Dirty
Amy Coombs | Sep 1, 2012
Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."
From Plants and Fungi to Clouds
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 31, 2012
Salt compounds produced by plant and fungus species help form organic aerosols that form clouds and produce rain.
Jef Akst | Aug 30, 2012
Researchers monitor the movement of the Pacific’s largest predators and share the information with the world in real time.
Mothers-In-Law and Menopause
Hayley Dunning | Aug 23, 2012
Competition for resources between mothers- and daughters-in-law having children at the same time could have been a driver for the emergence of menopause.
Zoo Virus Swap
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 17, 2012
A polar bear in a German zoo dies after contracting a virus normally found in zebras.
More Mutations in Fukushima Butterflies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 15, 2012
Researchers have found an increase in butterflies with unusual wing shapes, legs, and antennae than before the nuclear disaster.
Gene Variation within a Tree
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 13, 2012
The root system of a tree species is genetically different than the leaves of that individual, potentially modifying scientists’ understanding of evolution.