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September 28, 2018
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Big Brains podcast explores whether scientists can unlock nature’s design secrets

From the smallest proteins to entire ecosystems, nature might be the most sophisticated engineer on earth. Researchers like UChicago molecular biologist Rama Ranganathan are trying to uncover the basic design principles that govern biology and apply them through engineering. He calls … Continue reading

January 11, 2015
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Time adds a wrinkle to nature and nurture

Nature and nurture have found a new companion — historical context. A new study has produced the best evidence yet that the role of genetics in complex traits, including obesity, varies over time. Both the era in which scientific research … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
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Scientists unravel the genetic secrets of nature’s master of mimicry

Scientists investigating how one of the greatest shape shifters in the natural world is able to trick predators to avoid being eaten have identified the gene behind the fascinating feat. The African Swallowtail butterfly, also known as the ‘Mocker Swallowtail’ … Continue reading

May 15, 2014
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Gegen Überfischung, Vermüllung und Ausbeutung

Der NABU zum Europäischen Tag der Meere Der Europäische Tag der Meere gilt für viele als das wichtigste meerespolitische Ereignis des Jahres. Die zentrale Veranstaltung der Europäischen Kommission findet in diesem Jahr am 19. Und 20. Mai in Bremen statt. … Continue reading

May 12, 2014
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Meeresbewohner auf der Roten Liste

Hamburg, 12.05.2012: Tierische und pflanzliche Meeresbewohner  stehen unter Druck: 30 Prozent der marinen Arten in deutschen Nord- und Ostseegewässern sind gefährdet. Dies geht aus  der „Roten Liste“ der marinen Arten, die das Bundesamt für Naturschutz heute veröffentlichte hervor. „Diese Bestandsaufnahme … Continue reading

May 10, 2014
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Entkorken der Ost-Antarktis führt zu Anstieg des Meeresspiegels

Das Abschmelzen bereits einer kleinen Menge Eis an der ostantarktischen Küste könnte eine große Wirkung haben – nämlich dass große Eismassen unaufhaltsam jahrtausendelang in den Ozean fließen und damit den Meeresspiegel ansteigen lassen. Dies zeigt eine jetzt von Wissenschaftlern des … Continue reading

December 16, 2013
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New book ‘Going Viral’ explores nature, impact of Internet virality

How will we of the early 21th century be remembered? By our technological innovations, social movements and many wars, to be sure. But also by pepper-spraying campus cops, epic fails and Gangnam-style? In the fullness of time, will history remember … Continue reading

November 15, 2013
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Learning from the land

It’s late May in the freshly tilled soil of a three-plus-acre organic farm on the U of M St. Paul campus. Horticulture student Lindsay Mayer kneels, wearing purple gloves and an orange bandanna to keep the sweat out of her … Continue reading