Species abundance: Winter restricts innovation

Why are there so many more species in the tropics? The 'storage effect' is stronger there than in temperate forests.

A photosynthetic organism’s ‘Water World’

Following the path of radicals and being able to identify many damaged residues because of incredibly accurate, expeditious and sensitive mass spectrometry, three scientists studied the great granddaddy of all photosynthetic organisms -- a strain of cyanobacteria -- to develop the first experimental map of that organism's water world.

Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Mountain lions in California exhibited strong population genetic structure, and some California populations had extremely low levels of genetic diversity, with some exhibiting estimates as low as the endangered Florida panther.

Geologists reveal ancient connection between England and France

The British mainland was formed from the collision of not two, but three ancient continental land masses, according to new research.

Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind power

ThermalTracker software analyzes video with night vision, the same technology that helps soldiers see in the dark, to help birds and bats near offshore wind turbines.

DNA ladders: Inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research

New license-free tools will allow researchers to estimate the size of DNA fragments for a fraction of the cost of currently available methods. The tools, called a DNA ladders, can gauge DNA fragments ranging from about 50 to 5,000 base pairs in length.

TIGER mouse debuts as model for neurological ailments

The study uses a glowing mouse to track tiny message-carriers in the brain that could prove useful in diagnosing and treating injuries, infections or diseases.

‘Vampire burial’ reveals efforts to prevent child’s return from grave

Archaeologists found the remains of a 10-year-old child with a stone inserted into his or her mouth at a fifth-century Italian cemetery. They think the stone was meant to keep the child from rising from the dead and spreading malaria to the living.

Gut microbiota products can favor diabetes

A study shows that the gut microbiota has the ability to affect how cells respond to insulin, and can thus contribute to type 2 diabetes. The findings demonstrate an hereto unknown pathological mechanism.

Farming for natural profits in China

Expanding monoculture threatens valuable services from land, such as flood control, water purification and climate stabilization. A new approach promises to protect these benefits, while improving biodiversity and human livelihoods in rural areas around the world.

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