pixels, ecology
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.
Good Vibrations
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.
Stalking Sharks
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.