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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Those Who Help Each Other Can Invade Harsher Environments

Feb. 20, 2017 — Through cooperation, animals are able to colonize harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study. The research community has long believed this was the ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a long-term epigenetic memory switch that controls different modes of bacterial virulence, a bacterial survival strategy for outsmarting the human immune response. The ... read more

Looking for Life's (Lower) Limits

Feb. 6, 2017 — Just how little energy life needs to survive is the subject of a new study. By analyzing maintenance budgets and cellular processes across species and sizes of bacteria, researchers found distinct ... read more

Killing Off Rivals Makes for Happy Families, Bacteria Study Finds

Feb. 6, 2017 — Populations of bacteria will attack distantly related competitors in order to create a peaceful community in which they can flourish, according to a ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — A new study shows that the number of vampire bats, which transmit rabies and are a concern for livestock breeders, may be increasing in Brazil and the Americas along with growth in the populations of ... read more

Genome Sequence of Polar Alga Explains Evolutionary Adaptation to Extreme Variable Climate

Jan. 16, 2017 — An international team of researchers has identified the genetic mutations which allowed microalgae (phytoplankton) from the Southern Ocean to adapt to extreme and highly variable climates -- a step ... read more

Tracking Antarctic Adaptations in Diatoms

Jan. 16, 2017 — In the Antarctic Ocean, large populations of the diatom Fragillariopsis cylindrus dominate the phytoplankton communities. To learn more about how F. cylindrus adapted to its extremely cold ... read more

A Clear Picture of Bacteria

Jan. 13, 2017 — A new study has frozen bacteria extremely fast to gain a true-to-nature image of the internal and external ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — The ghosts of Ice Age mammals can teach valuable, real-world lessons about what happens to an ecosystem when its most distinct species go extinct, according to a new ... read more

Pressures from Grazers Hastens Ecosystem Collapse from Drought

Jan. 11, 2017 — Ecosystem collapse from extreme drought can be significantly hastened by pressures placed on drought-weakened vegetation by grazers and fungal pathogens, a new study finds. The study's ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Can nature restore the numbers of species on islands to levels that existed before human arrival? How long would it take for nature to regain this diversity? To answer these questions, a research ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — A new study finds the annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — New research indicates that the impact of climate change on biodiversity depends on how much human beings have already affected the ... read more

Bacteria Control Levels of Dangerous Pollutant in Seabirds

Dec. 16, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of British Columbia have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. This might appear to be good news, but it is ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — Volcanic ashes from the Etna eruption (March, 2012) and the extreme cold from the previous winter, created an authentic shower of manna in the Ierapetra Basin (4.430 meters depth abyss) in one of the ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — Scientists have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs 2.8 kilometres deep in the southwest Indian ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — While most long-fingered bats eat only insects, they may all be instinctively able to also catch fish, according to a new study. Researchers suggest that experience and learning may help bats improve ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Hummingbirds' ability to accelerate and turn diminishes at high altitudes, but it isn't a lack of oxygen to the body that limits the birds' performance -- it's ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Bacterial resistance does not come just through adaptation to antibiotics. Sometimes the bacteria simply go to sleep. An international team of researchers is looking at compounds that attack ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Researchers find a bacterium 1,000 feet underground (called Paenibacillus) that is resistant to 18 different antibiotics and uses identical methods of defense as similar species found in soils. The ... read more

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