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Published: 02/17/2017

Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered that a common type of cell in the vertebrate immune system plays a unique role in communication between other cells. It turns...Read more

Published: 02/16/2017

Live birth: Most mammals do it, some lizards and snakes do it, but archosaurs – a reptilian group that includes crocodiles and birds – don't... or so biologists thought.

When...Read more

Published: 02/06/2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2017 Fellows. The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to...Read more

Published: 01/31/2017

Jennifer Nemhauser leads a research laboratory...Read more

Published: 01/26/2017

Paleontologists picking through a bounty of fossils from Montana have discovered something unexpected — a new species of lizard from the late dinosaur era, whose closest relatives roamed in faraway Asia....Read more

Published: 01/25/2017

Recognizing the signs of a predator can mean the difference between living to see another day and becoming another critter’s midday snack.

All prey animals, whether a swift-footed deer or...Read more

Published: 01/24/2017

From the iSchool

Politicians, academics, advertisers. All of them cater to a media landscape that rewards quick sound bites over analytical thought, and often they use spurious data to...Read more

Published: 01/17/2017

Humans make rational choices — though perhaps not all the time. But does the ability for rational decision-making extend to other members of the animal kingdom? If so, how far...Read more

Published: 01/13/2017

The nightshade family has some of the most economically important and useful crops on Earth. That includes, of course, deadly nightshade or belladonna, which produces the medicine atropine, as well...Read more

Published: 01/05/2017

ABSTRACT: Reductions in body size are hypothesized to be a universal response to climate warming, yet the proximate causes of change remain unresolved. In this study, we combined field evidence...Read more