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Colony Collapse from Pesticides?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 9, 2012
Yet another study demonstrates that how pesticides might be related to the collapse of wild bee colonies.
Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012
A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
Best Places to Work Postdocs, 2012
Sabrina Richards | Apr 2, 2012
Much has changed in the last 10 years for postdocs, who are staying in their positions longer than ever before—and coming out with more to show for it.
The Best of Both Worlds
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2012
Choosing to work in industry does not preclude a return to academe. But the move back takes some planning and finesse.
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
Fish adapt to feed for months along the entire depth of massive oceanic whirlpools that are rich in nutrients and plankton.
Pesticide Problems for Bees
Sabrina Richards | Mar 30, 2012
Bees exposed to neonicotinoids, a widely-used class of pesticide, navigate poorly and produce fewer queens, suggesting a role for neonicotinoids in colony collapse.
More Maternal Effort Means More Robust Offspring
Sabrina Richards | Mar 28, 2012
House wrens forced to invest extra resources in their offspring produced bigger sons and daughters with stronger immune systems.
Megan Scudellari | Mar 21, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Opinion: Academic Publishing Is Broken
Michael P. Taylor | Mar 19, 2012
The current system by which academics publish their scientific discoveries is a massive waste of money.