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Shelf Life: Turtles and taxonomy

For most people, individual plants or animals can be very beautiful, but for scientists, the real wonder lies in understanding the interrelationships between species and how they fit into the tapestry of life.<p>It might surprise you to learn that every week, scientists are discovering new plant and …

9 now-and-then images of melting glaciers

Even as we witness rising sea levels, record high temperatures and increasingly violent storm systems, it's still easy for us to ignore the …

After Oil Spill in Bangladesh's Unique Mangrove Forest, Fears About Rare Animals

Tens of thousands of gallons of oil have spilled into the rivers and creeks of the Sundarbans region, threatening tigers, dolphins.<p>Oil from a wrecked tanker is creating a disaster in the waters of Bangladesh's Sundarbans, the largest contiguous tidal mangrove forest in the world and a haven for a …

Dengue fever vaccine on the cards after novel antibody discovery

The antibodies could be used to treat dengue fever or develop a vaccine that works against all four strains of virus<p>A new class of antibody found in the blood of patients with dengue fever has boosted hopes for a vaccine against the virus, which debilitates millions and kills tens of thousands each …

The best nature books of 2014

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best nature books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the naturalists on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Yesterday, when I was tearing through my bookshelves hoping to discover books to include on my …

The best science books of 2014: Biology

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular biological sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the biology buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Continuing on with the theme I started recently, I am naming some of the …