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Ocean’s plastics offer a floating fortress to a mess of microbes (FEATURE STORY)


Plants trick bacteria into attacking too soon

Soviets nailed first landing on moon

Random changes in behavior speed bacteria evolution

Behavior, body size impact bats’ fight against white-nose syndrome

Plesiosaurs swam like penguins

No fairy tale: Origins of some famous stories go back thousands of years

Humans visited Arctic earlier than thought

Phytoplankton flunk photosynthesis efficiency test

Number of wild bees drops where they’re needed most

Year in review: New dates, place proposed for dogs’ beginnings

Forgetful male voles more likely to wander from mate

Single gene influences a petunia’s primary pollinator

Some warblers make their long winter migration even longer

New dating of dino ancestor challenges Triassic timeline

Humankind’s water use greater than thought

Many Amazon trees endangered

Engineered vocal cords show promise in animal tests

Ancient gardeners saved the gourd

Chilly cages may skew disease studies in lab mice

Early stars found swirling in the Milky Way center

Kangaroo farts may not be so eco-friendly after all

Rising temperatures complicate efforts to manage cod fishery

Parched parts of Earth expanding

Salamander ancestors could regenerate limbs

For glowworms, the brightest girls get the guy

DNA trail leads to new spot for dog domestication

Sleep time in hunter-gatherer groups on low end of scale


Chelonians for dinner: hunting threatens at-risk turtles and tortoises in India

Weird and mysterious: scientists find new shark species

Is 20 millions tons enough? Scientists recommend plastic crackdown as oceans choke

Why are the tropics so rich with life?

One lizard, four species: the collared treerunner

Earth Magazine

Sudden gas eruption shakes the ground near Rome’s airport

Mapping how malaria risk changes as new dams go up