polyunsaturated fatty acids, ecology
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Jul 13, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 5, 2011
The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.
C-ing with the Lights Out
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.
Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 30, 2011
United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.
Genome Digest
Megan Scudellari | Jun 28, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Mail
The Scientist Staff | Jun 23, 2011
A selection of comments from our readers.
New fungal hiding places
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 23, 2011
Whether it’s in the arctic or a commonplace kitchen appliance, deadly fungal species wait for the right opportunity to strike.
The cost of flocking
Megan Scudellari | Jun 22, 2011
Flying in a flock comes at a considerable energetic cost for pigeons, raising the question of why they do it.
Plant scientists, innovators
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2011
Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.
Fish fear from above
Fish fear from above
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 15, 2011
Coral reefs are fraught with danger for herbivores such as damselfish and tangs. Venturing out from the safety of the reef’s colorful cracks and crevices to feed means risking being devoured by predators that patrol the warm waters.