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EARLIER THIS MONTH, a troop of volunteers in Newton piled into canoes and went to war in the name of the Charles River.
Cro-Magnon was one of the first fossils of an ancient human ever discovered. Image courtesy of Wikicommons
The Iceman is a 5,300-year-old mummy discovered in the Ötzal Alps. Image: Samadelli Marco/EURAC Ever since two hikers happened upon the mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman on a high mountain pass in the Ötzal Alps in 1991, scientists have been working to figure out who he was and where he came from.
Sept. 16, 2008 AUSTIN, Texas — A new species of blind, subterranean, predatory ant discovered in the Amazon rainforest by University of Texas at Austin evolutionary biologist Christian Rabeling is likely a descendant of the very first ants to evolve.
Health :: News :: December 7, 2011 :: :: Email :: Print New genetic profiles of bedbugs help to explain how they have spread, and how inbreeding has helped them flourish By Katherine Harmon
A parasitic fly landing on a honeybee.
Mind & Brain :: News :: January 18, 2012 :: Email :: Print The meticulous insects pirouette atop their dung balls to get their bearings and correct navigational errors
July 23, 2007
Microbes are being failed by existing conservation efforts. We need a global strategy to ensure their survival "IF THE last blue whale choked to death on the last panda, it would be disastrous but not the end of the world.
New species builds hard structures inside cells By Rachel Ehrenberg
Graphic Science | Energy & Sustainability See Inside How human exploitation has reshaped a marine ecosystem
In July of 2011, John Lane, an explorer and geologist from California State University-Chico, mounted a biological research expedition to a remote wilderness region of New Britain, a volcanic island off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The greater PNG region is a hotspot of biodiversity, but one that is highly threatened by oil palm plantations and other industries. Lane’s quest was to spur environmental conservation by finding a mysterious species of tree kangaroo, one of the rarest and most elusive mammals on earth, which natives had witnessed but scientists believed did not exist on New Britain.
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