Rapid evolution in fish: Genomic changes within a generation

Researchers from Basel have identified the genetic basis of rapid adaptation using a native fish species. They compared threespine stickleback fish from different habitats in the Lake Constance region. Their study reveals ...

Decarbonizing your ride for a more stable climate

Transportation produces a sizable amount of greenhouse gas emissions, largely by using petroleum to power internal combustion engines. Alternatives –- for example, organic materials such as grasses to produce fuels or electricity ...

280-character limit makes Twitter more civil

You've probably heard it said before: Twitter is a cesspool. A platform once populated with harmless messages about one's favorite TV shows or happenings about town, Twitter so often devolves into a hotbed of harassment, ...

Novel insights into soil biodiversity, Earth's global engine

A Virginia Tech professor was part of an international team of researchers that discovered new advances about the major ecological patterns driving the changes in soil biodiversity that occur over millions of years.

Engineered sandbars don't measure up for nesting plovers

Dams alter rivers in ways that reduce the creation of natural sandbars, which is bad news for threatened Piping Plovers that depend on them for nesting habitat. Between 2004 and 2009, more than 200 hectares of engineered ...

Improving habitats for bats

The effects of 160 years of woodland creation on bats has been revealed by a natural experiment.

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