scientific productivity, ecology
How skunks got their stripes
Megan Scudellari | Jun 7, 2011
The evolution of bold warning coloration in mammals.
All aboard the Fukushima cruise
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 6, 2011
Scientists take to the seas to study the effects of Fukushima radiation on local marine life.
Controversial climate study retracted
Megan Scudellari | Jun 6, 2011
A controversial 2008 climate study is retracted due to plagiarism.
Book excerpt from The Wild Life of Our Bodies
Rob Dunn | Jun 4, 2011
In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.
Italian scientists on shaky ground
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 3, 2011
Italian seismologists are accused of manslaughter after failing to predict an earthquake that killed 309 people near the Italian city of L'Aquila.
Biodegradables not environmentally friendly
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 3, 2011
The breakdown of landfill trash by microorganisms may cause significant harm to the environment through the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, researchers at North Carolina State University claim.
The Gravity of Life
Rob Dunn | Jun 1, 2011
Whose well-being is threatened by our changing relationship with the myriad organisms that shaped the evolution of our species?
Pick your frog poison
Jessica P. Johnson | May 31, 2011
Human development may destroy natural habitats, but it could also provide amphibians with a safe haven from deadly fungal infections.
Micro Farmers
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011
Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.
Harvesting Ideas
Karen Hopkin | Apr 1, 2011
Joy Ward is reaping the rewards of her studies on how plants handle global climate change—gathering academic accolades and presidential embraces along the way.