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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 0

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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Fighting the Freeze: How Antarctica’s Shifting Landscape Shaped Notothenioid Evolution

Fighting the Freeze: How Antarctica’s Shifting Landscape Shaped Notothenioid Evolution

Lara Boyle February 4, 2013 0

The story of the notothenioids illustrates how relatively small changes in temperature have led to major differences in species survival

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Fate of Australian Megafauna Discovered through Prehistoric Dung

Fate of Australian Megafauna Discovered through Prehistoric Dung

William Gearty December 21, 2012 0

A new study of prehistoric environments has helped to clarify both the timeline and the consequences of an Australian extinction event

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Stress and Ecosystems: Role of Predation Reconsidered in the Hunt for Stable Ecology

Stress and Ecosystems: Role of Predation Reconsidered in the Hunt for Stable Ecology

Kristen Dowling October 31, 2012 0

Research from Dr. Dror Hawlena has determined how the presence of predators stresses their prey, and as a result changes the entire ecosystem

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