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Why the flounder is flat

Flatfish are some of the most unusual vertebrate animals on our planet. They start out their life fully symmetrical, like any other fish, but undergo a spectacular metamorphosis where the symmetric larva is transformed into ...

dateDec 05, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Japan lawyer wants no-nukes after Fukushima

Lawyer Hiroyuki Kawai stands out in Japan, a nation dominated by somber dark suits: When not in a courtroom, he often wears colorful shirts and crystal-covered animal pins. He is a Noh dancer, a tenor and, of late, a filmmaker. ...

dateApr 07, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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How mixing light with salt makes a smolt?

For decades, researchers have tried to find out what regulates changes in salmon when they transform from being freshwater to saltwater fish. Now they have come a little closer to an answer.

dateMay 05, 2015 in Ecology
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Contaminants also a threat to polar bears

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is vulnerable to a series of dangers. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of its health, and although ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Zebrafish stripped of stripes

Within weeks of publishing surprising new insights about how zebrafish get their stripes, the same University of Washington group is now able to explain how to "erase" them.

dateNov 06, 2014 in Biotechnology
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