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Zooplankton rapidly evolve tolerance to road salt

A common species of zooplankton—the smallest animals in the freshwater food web—can evolve genetic tolerance to moderate levels of road salt in as little as two and a half months, according to new research published online ...

dateJan 06, 2017 in Ecology
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Worms have teenage ambivalence, too

Anyone who has allowed a child to "help" with a project quickly learns that kids, no matter how intelligent or eager, are less competent than adults. Teenagers are more capable—but, as every parent knows, teens can be ...

dateJan 06, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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