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The Gigapixel Camera
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 22, 2012
A single camera unit can capture a moment in time at a mind-boggling resolution.
“Extinct” Toad Rediscovered
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 21, 2012
A yellow-bellied dwarf toad, last sighted in 1876, is rediscovered in Sri Lanka.
UK Gov’t Supports Open Access Plan
Jef Akst | Jun 19, 2012
The UK government releases its recommendation that open access be “the main vehicle for the publication of research,” though it warns of the costs that could entail.
To Advocate or Not?
Jef Akst | Jun 18, 2012
A journal editor is let go because she resisted advocacy statements in the published literature, prompting several board members to quit in her defense.
West Coast Marine Threat
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 18, 2012
Rising ocean acidity along the California coast may wreak havoc in the region’s oyster populations.
The Ecology of Fear
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 15, 2012
Grasshoppers in fear of predation die with less nitrogen in their bodies than unstressed grasshoppers, which can affect soil ecology.
A Greener Arctic
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 11, 2012
Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.
Jef Akst | Jun 9, 2012
Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand.
Fish Transport Fukushima Radiation
Megan Scudellari | May 28, 2012
Radioactive particles from the Fukushima nuclear disaster provide an unexpected way to track migratory marine species.
Edyta Zielinska | May 25, 2012
Meals left to mold develop colors, mycelia, and beads of digested juices, sparking the eye of an artist, and the slight concern of a mycologist.