To conserve energy in winter, shrews shrink their brains and sacrifice cognitive ability.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Scientists are braving Arctic winters to study carbon frozen in soil. They keep finding surprises -- all of them bad.
Skin infections have decimated bobcats in southern California. Now, researchers think rat poison may be to blame.
Soil bacteria are staggeringly diverse, but a few types are abundant nearly everywhere.
Measuring sleep cycles no longer requires complex instruments and a lab.
Nitrogen isotopes show how nutrients leach out of septic tanks and into pond ecosystems.
People who eat fish from glacial meltwater may be at risk from persistent organic pollutants produced in the 20th century.
Sediment core from a Copenhagen lake tells the story of the Industrial Revolution.
When it comes to raising golden-headed lion tamarin babies, everyone cooperates -- especially the grown males.
Considering humidity as well as temperature emphasizes humanity's impact on the climate.
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