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Shark Declines: Fuel for a Decade of Conservation Effort

<b>Shark Declines: Fuel for a Decade of Conservation Effort</b><p><b>by Austin J. Gallagher & Neil Hammerschlag</b><p>Scientists have been studying the population status of sharks for years and while the vulnerability, threatened status and biological importance of sharks has long-been well-recognized and documented …

Will you see colors in an aurora?

If you live below 50 degrees N. latitude, auroras are likely to be low on your horizon, and you’re less likely to see vivid colors.<p>By Mike Taylor of …

Landscape Photography

Can Artificial Meat Save The World?

Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.<p>On an ordinary spring morning in Columbia, Missouri, Ethan Brown stands in the middle of an ordinary kitchen tearing apart a chicken fajita strip. “Look at this,” he says. “It’s …

Check Out This Curly Protein From The Deadly Nipah Virus

A new study visualizes a key protein in an emerging virus.<p>This symmetric tangle of telephone wires (Remember those?) represents a key protein in the Nipah virus. Nipah is an emerging human illness originally found in fruit bats in Southeast Asia and Australia. People who become infected react in a …

Nipah Virus

FYI: Could A Virgin Birth Ever Happen?

If you’re a mammal, no. But if you're not...<p>Virgin birth, known to scientists as parthenogenesis, appears to be rather common in the animal kingdom. Many insects and other invertebrates are capable of switching between sexual and clonal reproduction. Among the vertebrates, virgin births have been …

Biology

Microwaves explained in ten seconds

Cells to Civilizations, by Enrico Coen – review

Royal Society,Science,Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books,Books,Culture,Art,Genetics,Human biology<p>Coen is attempting something few have dared to – you could call it the unification of life, from biochemistry to human creativity<p>According to Enrico Coen, the creative processes that led to …

Environment: News & features

Buyer beware: 10 common travel scams

While you’re often safer overseas than you are in your hometown, a few scams seem to pop up all over the world. Repeat the mantra: if it looks too good to be true, it must be too good to be true…<p><b>1. Fake police</b><p>Sometimes also the real police, they’ll demand to see your passport and find something …

FYI: Why Do Leaves Turn Different Colors?

The burning question of the season<p>Leaves are loaded with chlorophyll, which makes them green. But all green plants also carry a set of chemicals called carotenoids. On their own, these look yellow or orange—carotenoids give color to corn and carrots, for example—but they’re invisible beneath the …