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January 30, 2015
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How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies

Pretending to be one of them, ant-nest beetles trick ants to rear their brood — and then reward their hosts by devouring them. UA entomologists have discovered that the beetles evolve at an astonishing rate. We’ve all heard the story … Continue reading

September 13, 2014
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Evolutionary compromises drive diversity

EAST LANSING, Mich. – To paraphrase the Rolling Stones: We can’t always get everything we want in life, but we get what we need. Michigan State University researchers believe this is a powerful principle in evolution as well. Trade-offs, which … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
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Some birds come first — a new approach to species conservation

A Yale-led research team has developed a new approach to species conservation that prioritizes genetic and geographic rarity and applies it to all 9,993 known bird species. “To date, conservation has emphasized the number of species, treating all species as … Continue reading

September 12, 2013
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Protecting 17 Percent of Earth’s Land May Preserve 67 Percent of Its Plant Species

Protecting key regions that comprise just 17 percent of Earth’s land may help preserve more than two-thirds of its plant species, according to a new study by an international team of scientists, including a biologist from North Carolina State University. … Continue reading

March 31, 2013
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Endangered Lemurs’ Genomes Sequenced

Three populations of aye-ayes on Madagascar studied For the first time, the complete genomes of three populations of aye-ayes–a type of lemur–have been sequenced and analyzed. The results of the genome-sequence analyses are published this week in the journal Proceedings … Continue reading

November 15, 2012
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New Global Subsidy that Provides Access to Most Effective Malaria Drugs Shows Promise

UCLA infectious diseases doctor played key role in finance strategy for therapy A new international program, conceived in part by a UCLA physician, has rapidly transformed access to lifesaving anti-malarial drugs by providing cheap, subsidized artemisinin-based combination therapies in seven … Continue reading

June 6, 2012
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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Who Will Dig It? Kids under 13, kids over 13 who grew up with the “Madagascar” franchise, and frazzled parents who can drop off the kids at the theater on a hot summer afternoon.

January 8, 2012
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The Wondrous World of Insects

*UA Insect Discovery program facilitators have spent years teaching Tucson area youth about the lives of insects while also encouraging them to pursue higher education and studies in science. The program is getting even more financial backing and other support.* … Continue reading