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August 23, 2014

 

Indiana bats hibernating in a crevice.

The Bugs Will Love This

Research suggests White Nose Syndrome in bats will have bleak ecological and economic consequences.

August 16, 2014

 

Scientists See Through Mice To Medical Developments

New "clearing" technique allows scientists to see into an organism's cells without damaging tissue.

April 18, 2014

 

Mosquito biting on arm

Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage Causes Headache For Travelers

The yellow fever vaccine, YF-Vax, has recently been in short supply. Find out what this means for you.

January 20, 2014

 

Gloved hands are seen assembling a photovoltaic array

Unlikely Source For Renewable Battery Breakthrough

A recent discovery could allow us to affordably store energy from renewable sources such as the sun in batteries powered by rhubarb.

January 6, 2014

 

Artist's rendition of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft nearing the red planet

Life Might Have Liked Parts Of Ancient Mars

While there's still no evidence that life evolved on Mars, we now know that it at least could have.

December 16, 2013

 

Two crows take flight

What’s With All These Crows?

Some come in flocks. Some come in droves. And some come in murders.

November 22, 2013

 

Close-up of a tabby cat's face

U.S. Cats Responsible For Billions Of Bird Deaths, Study Finds

New research reveals how many birds are killed by cats each year. The numbers will alarm you!

October 15, 2013

 

Measuring The Ages Of Globular Star Clusters

Astronomers have found a new and more accurate way to measure the ages of huge groups of stars called globular clusters.

October 1, 2013

 

A statue of Paul Revere under a canopy of green trees

The British Are Coming! A Story About Plant-Pathogen Relationships

We in the Animal Kingdom aren't the only ones who can sound an alarm when enemies attack. In their own way, plant proteins do it too.

August 26, 2013

 

A pile of dirt against a white background

Revealing The Fungus Among Us

Chantrelle or portabella are fungi we think about while ordering dinner, but this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fungi.

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