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What Ecologists Are Most Worried About Right Now: 5 Emerging Trends in Climate Change Ecology

John H. Matthews | Posted 10.11.2014 | Science
John H. Matthews

When scientists publish an analysis of the impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems and people, the language used can sound terribly distant and cold. In truth, the tone of these studies reflects the tone of science but not the feelings of scientists.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Finds Success at Scale

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

What has been achieved in a relatively short period of time is remarkable and a testament to what the international community can accomplish if it works together with countries hardest hit by the epidemic. Now we can all look forward to the first time the world gives birth to an AIDS-free generation.

Sauropod Slideshow: How Big? How Tall? And How Did It Happen?

Brad Balukjian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Brad Balukjian

Every parent knows Brontosaurus, and every kid knows that it's now called Apatosaurus. Some of the most awe-inspiring skeletons at a natural history museum are the sauropods.

Hey, Sauropod, Why the Long Neck and Tail?

Brad Balukjian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Brad Balukjian

Matt Wedel, a sauropod specialist, is a kind of reverse-chiropractor for dinosaurs. While back-crackers twist and turn your spine to release pockets of air in between your vertebrae, Wedel and his colleague Michael Taylor are all about discovering the air spaces inside dinosaur backbones.

PLOS Research Predicts Climate Change 'Winners' and 'Losers'

Linda Marsa | Posted 10.09.2013 | Science
Linda Marsa

There's a growing consensus among scientists that the earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction. The results of these calculations and models -- once they arrive in the popular media -- are increasingly positioned as scorecards, offering nature's "winners" and "losers."

Climate Change Brings Good Times for Deadly Microbial Hitchhikers

Linda Marsa | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science
Linda Marsa

The Aedes albopictus is a highly aggressive species that is also known as the Asian tiger mosquito because of its black and white stripes.