Author Archives: Leslie Nemo

Even Tiny Phytoplankton Have Microbiomes

These algae exchange vital chemicals with bacteria that live around their surface

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December’s Total Solar Eclipse as Seen from Space

The shadow of the moon is a brown blob moving across the face of Earth

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Itsy-Bitsy 3-D Spider Web Is as Strong as Human-Made Materials

Lobster pot spiders spin their webs with a superior thread

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From Defiled to Wild–Can a Spent Coal Mine Be Reborn as a Nature Conservation Center?

Kentucky’s first mountaintop removal coal mine is being turned into grassland to support valuable game species

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Treating Toxins with Tree Microbes

Specialized bacteria help trees clean up Superfund site

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Top news from around the world

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New Wireless Pacemaker Could Prevent Common Complications

Powered by microwaves, the device avoids some of the risks traditional systems pose

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Top news from around the world

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Wanted: Illegal Fish Dumpers

The Department of Wildlife is offering a bounty for purveyors of invasive fish 

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Growing Virtual Plants Could Help Farmers Boost Their Crops

Researchers are using 3-D modeling to identify the future’s heartiest pickings

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Growing Virtual Plants Could Help Farmers Boost Their Crops

Researchers are using 3-D modeling to identify the future’s heartiest pickings

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How Do You Move a Giant Sequoia?

Boise, Idaho, recently relocated a century-old, living tree provided by John Muir

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Family Meal? Ancestral Humans May Have Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism

Patterns carved in an arm bone could mean the gruesome practice held some ceremonial value for Paleolithic people

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Mega-Tsunami Could Be Triggered by an Alaska Quake

Researchers have found tectonic features on the ocean floor off the Alaska coast similar to those that drove the 2011 earthquake in Japan

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The Art of Neuroscience

The winners of an annual contest capture the brain at its most beautiful

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Ground Control to Major Google: Space Station Street View Is Here

Take a self-guided tour and imagine what it is like to be an astronaut

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Pinpointing the Brain’s Motivation Switch

Researchers identify neurons important for the drive to win in mice

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Widely Used Pesticide Is a Buzzkill for Honeybees

Findings add fuel to the debate over whether a commonly used chemical damages insect populations

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Watch the Human Brain Come to Life in This Stunning Piece of Art

Drawn and etched with algorithms, Greg Dunn’s masterpiece is unique in more ways than one

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Star Trek Legacy Lives On in Space Exploration [Video]

A film director, a rocket scientist and two physicists discuss how the television series influenced culture and inspired a generation of scientists

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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot: Astronomers Discover a Giant Planet Hotter Than Most Stars

The latest discovery is the fieriest one yet, and researchers can’t wait to investigate

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