stem cell trials, ecology
Settlement Signal
Settlement Signal
Abby Olena | Jan 9, 2014
A marine bacterium generates contractile structures that are essential for the metamorphosis of a tubeworm.
Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking
Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2013
Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.
Waiting in the Wings
Waiting in the Wings
Erin Weeks | Dec 1, 2013
A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.
Biology's Coefficient
Biology's Coefficient
Megan Scudellari | Dec 1, 2013
Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.
Virginia Targets Wild Pigs
Virginia Targets Wild Pigs
Bob Grant | Nov 26, 2013
The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.
Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed
Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed
Kerry Grens | Oct 29, 2013
New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.
EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries
EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2013
The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.
Influential Ecologist Dies
Influential Ecologist Dies
Kate Yandell | Sep 24, 2013
Ruth Patrick, who pioneered freshwater pollution monitoring, has passed away at age 105.
Dolphins by Name
Dolphins by Name
Sabrina Richards | Jul 23, 2013
Bottlenose dolphins can recognize and respond to their own “signature whistles,” strengthening the evidence that these whistles function like names.
Science on Lockdown
Science on Lockdown
Dan Cossins | Jul 1, 2013
A forest ecologist comes down from the canopy to bring science to the masses, forming a series of improbable collaborations with prisoners.