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October 1, 2013

 

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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

 

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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.

August 14, 2013

 

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Is It Healthy To Be Born With Bacteria?

Did you know we might be born with our own gut bacteria?

August 12, 2013

 

A bottlenose dolphin leaps from the water.

Signature Whistles: Do Dolphins Have Names?

Scientists have found new evidence that bottlenose dolphins may address each other by name.

August 1, 2013

 

A male tungara frog (Engystomops_pustulosus) emits its mating call.

For The Tungara Frog, Two Cues Are Better Than One

Mate selection is tricky business. Here's how one amphibian merges two senses to narrow down its options.

July 31, 2013

 

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How Invasive Plants Can Bully Natives Underground

Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington dig a little deeper into how non-native plant species take over ecosystems.

July 25, 2013

 

How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

July 17, 2013

 

Archaeopteryx fossil

Fossil Discovery Clarifies The Evolution Of Birds

New fossils unearthed in China cast light on the evolution of today's fliers.

July 11, 2013

 

Hoverfly in flight

Building Flying Robots The Size Of Insects

Scientists are devising tiny robots in order to better understand insect flight.

July 5, 2013

 

Humpback Whale

The Evolution Of Diving In Mammals And Myoglobin

The protein myoglobin provides new clues to the evolution of diving in mammals.

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