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Articles by Rodrigo Pérez Ortega

Sandy beach with cabanas, sunbathers, and piles of sargassum, as a man moves a wheelbarrow full of the seaweed.

Researchers are learning how to cope with the arrival of the sargassum’s “brown tide."

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Scientists show that bacteria have unexpected effects in spider sex.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

New research finds plastic particles in Arctic snow, in amounts that surprise scientists.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Newly discovered family of fluorescent molecules explains how two kinds of seafloor-dwelling sharks glow.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

‘Megafires’ jeopardize the black-backed woodpecker’s habitat.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Photo shows a stream in the foreground as a forest fire burns on a mountainside.

A new study links increased temperatures caused by climate change to California's worsening wildfire problem.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Using a simple film camera, astronomer Bill Livingston photographed satellites that hover above the equator.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

For the bluehead wrasse, going from female to male involves a dramatic genetic reprogramming in the sexual organs.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

When it comes to scoring a goal, soccer ball design is crucial to a player's success.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

Endurance exercise favors the growth of some gut bacteria, which might provide athletes with an extra boost.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor