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Evolutionary Biology from an Aesthetic Perspective

Evolutionary Biology from an Aesthetic Perspective

Yunus Tuncbilek October 5, 2014 0

Yale Professor of Ornithology Richard O. Prum is offering a course exploring evolutionary biology from an “aesthetic” point of view

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Past to Present: F&ES Dean Awarded 2014 International Prize for Biology

Past to Present: F&ES Dean Awarded 2014 International Prize for Biology

Peter Wang October 5, 2014 0

Dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has been awarded the 30th International Prize for Biology for his work integrating paleontological information with data from living plants

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A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

Aparna Nathan October 5, 2014 0

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, scientists are beginning an attempt to bring back the one-thriving bird

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Tiny Guts, Big Consequences: Modulated Colonization of the Bacteria that Cause Lyme Disease

Tiny Guts, Big Consequences: Modulated Colonization of the Bacteria that Cause Lyme Disease

Lorraine James April 13, 2014 0

Disrupting the populations of bacteria than live inside the miniscule guts of ticks can have big ramifications for the feared bacteria that is responsible for the spread of Lyme disease. Dr. Sukanya Narasimhan, Dr.

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Rise of the Non-Circadian Clocks

Rise of the Non-Circadian Clocks

Yevgeniy Serebrenik December 23, 2013 0

After decades of research, scientists describe biological clocks molecularly independent of the classical circadian clock

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The Eternal Darkness

The Eternal Darkness

Ava Maria Hunt December 21, 2013 0

From our earliest days to our more recent Star Trek TNG marathons, the mysterious realm of outer space has held us earthlings in its thrall. However, it is not necessary to board a spaceship

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Fly Guts Reveal Rainforest Biodiversity

Fly Guts Reveal Rainforest Biodiversity

William Gearty December 21, 2013 0

Through the analysis of DNA within fly guts, scientists can now indirectly assess the mammals that live in a given area. This new method of rainforest monitoring reduces time, resources, and labor necessary to

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A Not so Sweet Discovery: Pesticides Damage Bee Brains

A Not so Sweet Discovery: Pesticides Damage Bee Brains

Pavane Gorrepati May 29, 2013 0

Recent studies have found that common pesticides such as neonicotinoids and coumaphos are affecting honeybees’ ability to process information. Moratoriums are being issued as a consequence of the new results.

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Book Review: A Handbook of Human Misfortune – The Doomsday Handbook

Book Review: A Handbook of Human Misfortune – The Doomsday Handbook

Jeremy Liu February 4, 2013 1

The world could end tomorrow. The Doomsday Handbook by Ahok Jia tells how it would all go down, how to prepare ourselves, and how we might prevent it all in the first place

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The Secret Life of Bee Bacteria:  Gut Microbiota May Yield Clues to Honey Bee Health

The Secret Life of Bee Bacteria: Gut Microbiota May Yield Clues to Honey Bee Health

Katie Leiby February 4, 2013 1

Honey bees and the bacteria in their guts depend on each other, yet the precise nature of this relationship is largely unknown.

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