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A frog sitting in a flower.

Smaller Testes Equals Better Parenting in Male Glassfrogs

Researchers show that male glassfrogs that care for their offspring have smaller testes than males of species that do not provide any brood care. This indicates an evolutionary trade-off between sperm production and parenting.
A red crayfish waves its claws.

Species Diverge and Converge at Equal Rates

The tendency of species to become more similar or more distinct across landscapes are balanced, reports new research.
A whale tail emerges from the ocean.

Climate Change Forcing Bowhead Whales Into Shipping Lanes

Climate change is shifting the feeding grounds and migration patterns of bowhead whales, pushing them to spend more time in shipping lanes.
Three dolphins swimming.

Heavy Metals Found in Stranded Dolphins and Whales

Whales and dolphins get their nutrients and essential elements through their diet. While eating fish, squid, octopus, crustaceans and other marine mammals, they are also exposed to heavy metal contaminants.

New System Triggering Cellular Waste Disposal Developed

Established treatments for cancer and other diseases often focus on inhibiting harmful enzymes to mitigate their effects. However, a more innovative approach has emerged: harnessing the cell's natural waste disposal system.
Orange "glue" holds  together pieces of hydrogel.

A New Glue, Potentially Also for You

A new glue that bonds hydrogels for medical applications has been developed and has been used to solve several medical problems, including preventing unwanted "surgical adhesions".
Someone holding up a piece of rock.

High Resolution Analysis Reveals Clues in 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Biomass

To learn about the first organisms on our planet, researchers have to analyse the rocks of the early Earth. These can only be found in a few places on the surface of the Earth. The Pilbara Craton in Western Australia is one of these rare sites.
A snake.

Antibody Protects Against a Host of Lethal Snake Venoms

Scripps Research scientists discovered an antibody that represents a large step toward creating a universal antivenom, which would be effective against the venom of all snakes.
A lattice of graphene oxide.

New Non-Toxic Method for Producing High-Quality Graphene Oxide

Researchers have developed a new method to synthesize high-quality graphene oxide without the use of toxic nitric acid.
Cancer cells.

Drug Trial Shows Promise Treating Rare Blood Cancer

A novel treatment for polycythemia vera, a potentially fatal blood cancer, demonstrated the ability to control overproduction of red blood cells, the hallmark of this malignancy and many of its debilitating symptoms.