BioScience

'Oddball science' has proven worth, say biologists

Scoffing at or cutting funds for basic biological research on unusual animal adaptations from Gila monster venom to snail sex, though politically appealing to some, is short-sighted and only makes it more likely that important ...

dateFeb 27, 2014 in Evolution
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Pesticide risk assessments seen as biased

In the October issue of BioScience, a group of ecotoxicologists argue that the US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) current practices for evaluating pesticide safety are inadequate and likely to result in decisions ...

dateSep 03, 2014 in Ecology
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Safety in numbers? Not so for corals

Traditionally, it was assumed that corals do not face a risk of extinction unless they become very rare or have a very restricted range. A team of scientists from the University of Hawaii – Manoa (UHM), Joint Institute ...

dateNov 15, 2013 in Environment
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Stem pipeline problems to aid STEM diversity

Decades of effort to increase the number of minority students entering the metaphorical science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pipeline, haven't changed this fact: Traditionally underrepresented groups remain underrepresented. ...

dateJun 18, 2014 in Social Sciences
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